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Offline Steven Novella

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« on: October 03, 2006, 04:58:42 PM »
All - I need help with a name. I need a relatively short, easy to pronounce and spell name (i.e. a good url) that symbolizes what we do - scientific skepticism. It can be a word, someone's name, and object. Whatever. Ideally it should evoke the wonder and exploration of science and the careful critical analysis of skepticism.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 05:29:05 PM »
Tall order.

SkepticLabs

LogicalSkeptic

CriticalThought

As a side note here is what Roget's New Millenium Thesarus comes up with on a search of skeptic.

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agnostic, apostate, atheist, cynic, disbeliever, dissenter, doubter, doubting Thomas*, freethinker, heathen, heretic, infidel, materialist, misanthrope, misbeliever, nihilist, pagan, pessimist, profaner, questioner, rationalist, scoffer
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 05:57:45 PM »
Critical Thought

Its nice, plain and simple and gets to the point.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 09:07:00 PM »
RealityAnalysts

RealityChecker

Ratiocinate  (ok not easy to pronounce :) )
Ratiocination
Ratiocinator

Cerebrate

Cogitate

StudentOfReality

FactFitters

Reasoning

AppliedLogic

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 10:53:56 PM »
RealScience

RationalThought

CognativeReality

ScientificReality

TruthinScience
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 11:47:17 PM »
Ooh! I like "cerebrate" - it's kinda got a warm, fuzzy connotation. If you wat to make sure you've got "skeptic" in there, how about SkeptiCerebration or Skeptibration or Skeptibrate?
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006, 12:23:15 AM »
MindHorizons

FreeThinker

Materialist Weekly

PetSkeptic

Skeptictac

Skeptattack

Worldview Modifiers

Worldview Adjusters

Delta t (where t = time, thought...)

Skepcorps

Question Everything

Sagan's Heroes

Skepikoi

Truth be told

Skeptic Readings

Skeptic Detectives

Fogical Lallacies

1 percent inspiration

Skeptic Theory

Skeptical Scrutiny

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2006, 01:20:11 AM »
Skeptiscience
Skeptesthains.

Skeptesthai is greek "to examine" but lord knows how to pronounce that. Skep-tes-thai? We'll investigate your claims of a ghost and give you a full body massage?

Skep-tes-thai Masters? Rebecca in leotards leading us in skeptical exercises?
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2006, 01:23:22 AM »
Crap I do like Sagan's Heros. Dibs on being LeBeau!
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2006, 05:56:10 PM »
Thanks for the help so far.

To guide you a bit more -

I actually do not want to use the word skeptic.

It's not the name of a group, but rather a publication.

Also - it's OK if its not a word. It can be a name.

Finally, think about how it sounds as a url (like slate.com), and before you suggest it, check to see that it's not taken as a url.

So far, cerebrate.com is the best suggestion. I had thought of that one also. That's the bar.

Thanks again
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 07:05:17 PM »
saganite.com

truthphile.com

questionall.com

sciencereliance.com

theoryology.com
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2006, 07:24:15 PM »
Criticalthought.com :)

People for non non-sense.com
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2006, 02:42:53 PM »
LogicalDissent.com

PseudescienceSucks.com

ThinkAgain.com

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2006, 04:00:36 PM »
rethink
uncommonsense
thinkaholic

my modest contribution to your unknown cause.

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2006, 04:17:53 PM »
My personal theory is that it's a secret government project designed to fool the average person into believing that the paranormal doesn't exist.  They need a cover-up name for the project being designed inside Area 51 and a name for their magazine that they will publish to announce their "findings".  Maybe I'm just paranoid, or maybe that's what they want you to think!  The truth is out there people... wake up!

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