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Mindwolf  ·  1212 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/john-horgan-is-skeptical-of-skeptics/

    Unfortunately the talk, which he has now published on Scientific American’s website (which means it’s fair game), was more than a bit disappointing – not because he was critical, but because he does not seem to get skepticism with a small or a big “S.” The result was a string of cherry picked strawmen.



kleinbl00  ·  1212 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    He begins:

    “I hate preaching to the converted. If you were Buddhists, I’d bash Buddhism. But you’re skeptics, so I have to bash skepticism.”

    That makes you a contrarian, not a skeptic.

"The first person to argue semantics has lost."

- Terry Rossio