Saturday, 8 January 2011

Morning Scepticism: Contrarian

Being a sceptic, in part, is adhering to a particular way of thinking about the world. That is the understanding of reality through science and critical thinking. Often that will mean being a contrarian, but it's important to distinguish between being a contrarian and being a sceptic. Those who believe the moon landing was a hoax aren't exactly following the evidence, even if they are questioning the official story. You can be sceptical without being a sceptic, sometimes the official story is what the preponderance of evidence points towards.

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