Not Anti-Skepticism, But It’s a Wide World



It may seem that I’m against Skepticism, what with post titles such as “Do skeptics hold science back?” Etc.  However, I believe a healthy skepticism is a good thing.  Uncritical acceptance of hair-brained positions that aren’t supported by much evidence are the domain of the non-thinker.  I’m a thinker.  And especially given my back ground in Process Thought, along with Whitehead I demand a coherent, logical system of ideas.  Science can help here, and so can logic.  HOWEVER, my issue is with a more radical Skepticism that is narrow, and even mitigates against speculation.  And ultimately, it even gives short shrift to logic if it carries on too much.


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