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Author Topic:   Open-minded Skepticism
subbie
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Message 3 of 85 (755042)
04-03-2015 4:38 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
04-03-2015 10:07 AM


RAZD writes:

Open minded skepticism -- willingness to consider the possibility of concepts that are not invalidated by objective empirical evidence, but remaining skeptical of their value until there is some validation for them.

I'm curious. Have you heard anyone espousing a version of skepticism different from this? Because that seems a rather standard description.


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Message 36 of 85 (759306)
06-10-2015 3:51 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by ramoss
06-08-2015 11:13 PM


Perhaps this is just semantics, but there's a reason those people are called "deniers," not skeptics. I had thought that part of the definition of "skeptic" is the idea that the skeptic is looking for evidence and will rationally weigh and consider evidence offered.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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