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How Pseudoskeptics hijack "Skepticism"


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LincolnGenghis   posted:11/6/2011 7:37:03 PM  (Reply)
I love a good honest unbiased skeptic, but this article was interesting in revealing the nature of the flaky ones with a personal agenda. http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/hijackingterms.php#.TrWw1vOqpmc.facebook
Omen502   posted:11/6/2011 8:35:33 PM  (Reply)

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LincolnGenghis  posted:11/6/2011 7:37:03 PM  (Reply)
I love a good honest unbiased skeptic, but this article was interesting in revealing the nature of the flaky ones with a personal agenda. http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/hijackingterms.php#.TrWw1vOqpmc.facebook
      Yes,  I see this all the time.  There is nothing wrong with being a skeptic.  I am a fulltime skeptic though you will never hear me refer to myself as a "skeptic"...  this being the reason.  I recently looked in the new webster's dictionary for a word that was a "smart" word just needing to know the spelling and couldn't find it (I don't remember the actual word)  but it should have been there for it is a common word.  They did however feel it necessary to define superman as if there isn't a single freaking person on this planet that doesn't know what in the hell that means.  Our language is being manipulated as is the labels or sterotypings we put on the people around us.  I say this...   If one never questions,  this one surely will never have an answer.   Also,  I was told that the only stupid question was one not asked.  So clearly to me I see a "skeptic" as a "truth seeker"  idk...  maybe I am wrong. 


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