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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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Do you view skepticism as a sort of occupational discipline?
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:38:26 AM »
I came across this interesting tweet from Daniel Loxton:

Quote from: Daniel Loxton
I AM an atheist; I IDENTIFY as a seclr humanist; I DO skepticism. (For me, "skeptic" describes a discipline, like "dentist" or "folklorist")

Do you share his view or not?
"Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding." - Xi Zhi

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Re: Do you view skepticism as a sort of occupational discipline?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 12:00:47 PM »
I agree.  Thinking is action.  Skepticism is about thinking well.  It's about performing actions well. 
Every soup ladled to the hungry, every blanket draped over the cold signifies, in the final sense, a theft from my gigantic paycheck.