Entries in skepticism (2)


Introducing Nocebo - You Can Now Buy Placebos (That Aren't Homeopathic)

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This is a great idea for all the parents out there.  Buy it at Darren Cullen's Etsy store.  Photo©Darrin Cullen


A Reminder of What Skepticism Is

Brian Dunning has a nice expansion of Michael Shermer's quote that "Skepticism is not a position; it's a process."  Dunning says,

The true meaning of the word skepticism has nothing to do with doubt, disbelief, or negativity. Skepticism is the process of applying reason and critical thinking to determine validity. It's the process of finding a supported conclusion, not the justification of a preconceived conclusion.

Hear, hear.  Read the full post at Skeptoid.