Rorschach inkblot test results

Wikipedia recently published the 92 year old Rorschach inkblot test, together with the most common answer to it and a vivid debate aroused, heated by several said psychologists affirming that it will rend the test useless. Their argument is rock solid. The Rorschach inkblot test relies on the fact that you answer based on first impressions and it will not be relevant if you saw it before (and are influenced by other peoples answers). This is a scientific fact. Blaming however Wikipedia for rendering the Rorschach inkblot test useless by publishing the test with results IS NOT as anyone can reasonably think that after 91 years, millions of tests and billions of $, only someone who did not want to get the test results would not have seen it. And for a good reason: the Rorschach inkblot test must be in psychology books in any decent size public library all over the world.
so there is my 2 penny:
– Making information easily available does not, “unfortunately,” turn it from public knowledge into the publics knowledge.
– Using the same test to “read” people over a century must say something about laziness and progress in psychology to anyone who believes in any kind of evolution.

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