A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explains

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Re: A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explai

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 am

truskeptic wrote:

I detect an "own agenda" in there.[/quote]


You disagree with my description? Deny it exists? Or, do I have a fish on the hook?[/quote]
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Re: A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explai

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:38 am

truskeptic wrote:Well, I suppose you assume I'm speaking to you directly, or maybe you feel like because you're signed up to a this forum, you automatically fit the bill.


No, you called skepticism a movement. It's not a movement. It's a 2000 year old tool. Do you refer to the "hammer movement" or the "mathematical movement" or the "Hand calculator movement"?

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Re: A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explai

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:38 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
truskeptic wrote:Well, I suppose you assume I'm speaking to you directly, or maybe you feel like because you're signed up to a this forum, you automatically fit the bill.


No, you called skepticism a movement. It's not a movement. It's a 2000 year old tool. Do you refer to the "hammer movement" or the "mathematical movement" or the "Hand calculator movement"?


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Re: A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explai

Postby Monster » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:36 pm

truskeptic wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:What is this "Skeptic Movement" anyway?


It's an ideology rather than a truth-seeking doubt. For instance, career "debunkers" are a part of the skeptic movement, and in a light very similar, if not identical to fundamentalism, they are not interested in evidence or data that provides any counter to their predetermined ideas. And unfortunately, most haven't the slightest clue what they are talking about.

That sounds very silly. I mean, the fact that you believe that is silly. Especially that last sentence.
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Re: A Former Skeptic Rejects the Skeptic Movement and Explai

Postby Gord » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:01 pm

Monster wrote:
truskeptic wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:What is this "Skeptic Movement" anyway?


It's an ideology rather than a truth-seeking doubt. For instance, career "debunkers" are a part of the skeptic movement, and in a light very similar, if not identical to fundamentalism, they are not interested in evidence or data that provides any counter to their predetermined ideas. And unfortunately, most haven't the slightest clue what they are talking about.

That sounds very silly. I mean, the fact that you believe that is silly. Especially that last sentence.

I thought he was describing himself.
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