posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 04:40 PM
reply to post by firegoggles
I will confess I'm a bit confounded by the phrase "habitual skeptic." I'm a skeptic. Skepticism is as much a philosophical stance as it is a rational
approach to determining reality. There's never a time when I'm not skeptical. Does that make it habitual? And does that carry a negative connotation?
Skepticism does not mean to reject possibilities or to assert that they are invalid without proof. On the contrary, skepticism simply means to
accept a thing as true or reality, or make assertions about it, without supporting proof.
I've seen no compelling evidence that this object, if indeed it is present on the surface of the moon, is anything out of the ordinary or of any
peculiarity. It may well be, and I'm open to that possibility. But I have seen no evidence to suggest that's the case in any compelling,
non-circumstantial way that can't be potentially explained away. On the other hand, throughout this topic evidence has
been presented from
multiple sources suggesting either that the object isn't there, or
that it's a natural formation on the moon's surface. Right now, at least
within the scope of this topic, that's the possibility with the most supporting evidence in my opinion. But then, I'm a layperson without the
knowledge or skills necessary to analyze the photographic evidence with any degree of objective reliability as far as I'm concerned.
So, I'm open to the possibility of something being there, but I have yet to see compelling evidence of its existence, let alone its nature or anything
to indicate that if it's there it is anything unusual. Note that I make no assertion as to whether it's there or not, or to what it may be if it is.
So, would you say I fall into the "habitual skeptic" or "debunker" category? Or am I just keeping an open mind while being skeptical? I feel I am
doing the latter, but my skepticism could definitely be accurately labeled "habitual" since it is my philosophical and rational approach to
edit on 2/13/2013 by AceWombat04 because: Typo