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Mindwolf  ·  1376 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More


    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  ·  1376 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