Sunday, 17 June 2012

“A Certified Skeptic Must Question Only the Right Things”

George Orwell’s writings might have inspired a recent “advertisement”. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Some words have a straightforward meaning. As defined by sceptics (or skeptics, if you prefer the American spelling), sceptical is not one of these words. A recent “advertisement” in Salvo magazine for a (non-existent) publication called The Skeptical Requirer says:

All skeptics are equal (but some skeptics are more equal than others).
To be a Certified Skeptic you must question only the right things

It is no secret that Darwinian evolution is the #1 thing that a card-carrying sceptic cannot ever question. That would surely amount to heresy.


Salvo Magazine, 17 June 2012.