Religion vs. team spirit

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Are you religious? Do you like team sports and activities?

  • I am religious, I prefer team sports and activities to individual sports and activities

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • I am religious, I prefer individual sports and activities to team sports and activities

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • I am NOT religious, I prefer team sports and activities to individual sports and activities

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • I am NOT religious, I prefer individual sports and activities to team sports and activities

    Votes: 11 55.0%

  • Total voters
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  • #26
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Smurf said:
I voted three. Purely because number 4 was outnumbering everyone else by a long shot.
You're skewing the results. :grumpy:
 
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Evo said:
You're skewing the results. :grumpy:
hey, I wasn't going to vote at all, but she told me to. My heart told me to help the little guy, what can I say? :rolleyes:
 
  • #28
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pattylou said:
If you don't like sports or activities, think about lab partners.

Do you like having them, or would you rather do the work on your own?

Depends. If they are stupid and don't know what they are doing, it sucks. It's helpful if they are good though because you can have a backup to check your procedures and results and to spread the work load around.
 
  • #29
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Smurf said:
I voted three. Purely because number 4 was outnumbering everyone else by a long shot.

I always considered smurf a statistical anomaly
 
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Pattylou, have you read up on Emile Durkheim's experiments? If my assumptions are correct he probably has some interesting data you might want to look at.
 
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I'm not religious and I prefer both individual and team sports. I can't vote.
 
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Pengwuino said:
Depends. If they are stupid and don't know what they are doing, it sucks. It's helpful if they are good though because you can have a backup to check your procedures and results and to spread the work load around.
Yeah, I had both in college. In my biology labs, I usually wound up in groups with totally crazy people who knew their stuff and worked efficiently...we had a great time in labs working as teams. I also had fun partners in my general physics labs. In the few chemistry labs where we had to work with a partner or in a group though, I seemed to wind up partnered with the pyromaniac in the class who couldn't be trusted to do anything right. I hated that and ended up just doing everything myself while trying to keep my partner away from the bunsen burner.
 
  • #33
Evo said:
I went ahead and voted for 4. People that are religious would tend to favor gathering in large groups of like minded people. People that aren't religious don't need to be part of the herd. But sports brings out competitiveness. Being part of a team could just mean that you want a better chance of winning and have nothing to do with associating with a group. So I'm not sure what Pattylou is looking for because of the emphasis on sports as opposed to social support.
There are people who play sports that enjoy having teams not just because they will help you win but because they like the idea of being part of a team. I'm in the number four like you so I couldn't say that I really understand it but I know there are people like that.

I'm a loner for the most part. When I play a game of some sort I invariably prefer to work on my own so I play games like billiards and chess.
And I'm not religious ofcourse.
 
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pattylou said:
And when you don't do them *at all* you are with yourself.

(iow given a choice between bowling on a bowling league, and bowling by yourself, which would you choose? staying home is not an option.)
:rofl: They won't let me on the league, I can only bowl gutter balls. :rofl: :biggrin: How do you count it if I sit on the sidelines and watch my friends play?

I think the only conclusion forming here is that non-religious people are pains in the butt when it comes to choosing poll options. :biggrin: :rolleyes:
 
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JasonRox said:
I'm not religious and I prefer both individual and team sports. I can't vote.

Yah... not all the choices are present :P
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
I'm a loner for the most part. When I play a game of some sort I invariably prefer to work on my own so I play games like billiards and chess.
And I'm not religious ofcourse.
How do you play chess or billiards alone? I prefer playing billiards as a team because I SUCK at it, and if I have a good partner, I might not lose EVERY game. I'm still undecided here. It's fun to play in a group or as teams, but it's also fun to challenge yourself by playing individually or alone. I really do like both...too much of either gets to me. If I have to spend too much time on a team, the other people will start grating on my nerves, but if I spend too much time alone, I start to feel lonely and crave being around other people. My usual pattern is that I spend my days with other people doing the stuff that is done as teams or committees or groups or whatever, and spend my nights alone, either getting work done without distractions or relaxing by doing quiet activities.
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
There are people who play sports that enjoy having teams not just because they will help you win but because they like the idea of being part of a team.
Some people here said they like teams because they want to have a role within a group. I can't relate to that. I'm afraid that in a group I tend to take charge. :redface: I do prefer to go it alone if I have a choice. Takes less time and no one to blame but myself.

Oh the bowling analogy. I would prefer to bowl alone, in the dark, with glowing balls and pins.
 
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Evo said:
Oh the bowling analogy. I would prefer to bowl alone, in the dark, with glowing balls and pins.
Okay, I'm not so far to that extreme, so I guess maybe that means I'm more the team sort (I want a bowling partner with the glowing balls and pins :blushing: :redface:). I guess I'll go with option 3.
 
  • #39
Moonie said:
How do you play chess or billiards alone?
Lol... well you can shoot pool alone for practice or work on chess problems, which I do sometimes, but that's not what I meant really. I mean that I prefer to rely on my own skill and ability in a competitive game rather than be part of a team. I used to go to a greaser bar and sit on the pool table all night taking challenger after challenger. I was pretty good back then. I never really got to know most of the people I played, I would just beat them and then play the next person in line.
When I'm playing just for something to do while being social and not so much for the game I sometimes play teams.
 
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LOL....

I'm going to start another poll....

I'm enjoying the harassment here more than I thought I would.
 
  • #41
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pattylou said:
LOL....

I'm going to start another poll....

I'm enjoying the harassment here more than I thought I would.
Masochist! :biggrin:
 
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So... should I bother asking which option I should choose? :confused: I prefer watching team sports, but I much prefer working on my own. I'm not religious.
 
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mattmns said:
Yeah I think most people do immunocytochemistry by themselves :confused: :smile:
And never with a sheep. It's immoral and may be illegal where you live. :tongue2:
 
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Evo said:
Oh the bowling analogy. I would prefer to bowl alone, in the dark, with glowing balls and pins.
Oooooohhhhh.........
 

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