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A scientific (or empirical) skeptic is one who questions the reliability of certain kinds of claims by subjecting them to a systematic investigation
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
True Skeptics do not (DO NOT)
- Go onto threads suggesting that people are on drugs or mentally ill
- Assume that they are right without investigating or researching the topic at hand
- Act like children sledging other members for having a differentiating view point
Originally posted by Merigold
I'm not an idiot and I don't appreciate the insinuation that some people make that reading and participating in certain threads make me ignorant. Just because I am reading and participating and asking questions doesn't mean I am believing, make your point, point out the fallacies but please keep your mean spirited opinions to yourself!
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
Pointing out the inherent fallacies in a theory is fine; but claiming total academic superiority and knowledge (as Michael Shermer does) is rather against the empirical spirit of science.
Originally posted by Oscitate
I find skepticism, in the form the OP has wisely stated, to be the first step towards any evidence and/or allegation.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Debunkers are often mislabled skeptics as well.