As a Calvinist myself, I like it! It isn't really overly insulting, it is just stating what we are rather then 'correcting it' in a sense that you are belittling it. So while it is a joke in the sense, it is one we can laugh at ourselves.
"What is choice yet something that is predetermined by your past which you cannot choose?" (quoting myself fyi)
Can't say I do, more of the thinker type then the research/learner type (even though I do like to research/learn, I'd say I do more actual thinking about what I read/learn then actual reading or learning), however, since I am not purely based on my own thinking, (of course, one without the other is pointless, learning without thinking is a robot and thinking without learning... you'd know nothing) I will take the time to read up on those you mentioned.
So thanks for the names, will look them up, see what those guys are about.