Agnostic.com

3 5

Professed skepticism can be nothing more than closed-mindedness as long as it is not tightly coupled with courage and curiosity. Being comfortably ensconced in a static position of ANY description is not what skepticism is. Skepticism is an activity not a protective bunker.

skado 9 Dec 20
Share

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

3 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

1

No shit

3

I agree. Professional skeptics with their smug, condescending debunkery attitude contribute nothing but despair and darkness.

Skeptics of the day roundly ridiculed the Wright brothers and their heavier than air flying machines. Einstein was slurred for his theories, and even farther back skeptics in the church decried the heliocentric theory. Skeptics of today are making hash out of attempts to harvest energy through LENR or cold fusion, and they have successfully prevented public funding for the new technology, technology that will soon burst into the public view with vigor.

The true spirit of science is to pounce greedily on new ideas with an open mind. Professional skeptics are the exact opposite of scientific. I see them as equivalent to the basest of fundamentalist preachers.

1

I'm not so sure about this.

You can include a link to this post in your posts and comments by including the text q:440423
Agnostic does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content. Read full disclaimer.