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#1
Are you of Skeptical Nature?

Basically I want to know if there are any Skeptics in the Ultimate Guitar Community and what are you sceptical about.

These are the Podcasts of skeptical nature I listen to on a regular basis to help the posts ideas and topics

The Skeptics Guide To The Universe
Irreligiosophy (Highly recommended for Atheists…and Mormons)
Geologic Podcast
Skeptics with a K
The Skeptic Zone
Skeptoid
Righteous Indignation
Rationally Speaking
#2
I think I am, but I'm kind of skeptical about it.
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#3
I'm a hardcore skeptic about everything.
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#4
I'm skeptical of this thread.

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#8
I am of sceptical nature, and thinks a lot of "alternative treatment" is bs. However, I swear that my house was haunted until the summer of '08. Furthermore, I am a Christian, though not a conservative one.
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Quote by sfaune92
I am of sceptical nature, and thinks a lot of "alternative treatment" is bs. However, I swear that my house was haunted until the summer of '08. Furthermore, I am a Christian, though not a conservative one.


Interesting...were you converted or did you have Christian parents who brought you up as one?
#10
I try to be sceptical against everything. I always demand evidence before I accept any proposition as true.
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#11
I am atheist so naturally yes I am. If you dont have evidence and a damned good logical argument to back up your case, I wont even entertain your case for more than 5 minutes.
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#12
**** yea dude i listen to irreligiosophy in particular since my whole family is mormon.
I love skepticism
#13
I am an athiest studying chemistry...what more can i say?
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#14
I always want evidence of stuff before I believe in it, but at the same time, I accept really dodgy, dubious evidence.
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#15
If you're a christian/theist you can't be a skeptic. It's just how it is. It's like saying you're simultaneously completely green and blue.
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If you're a christian/theist you can't be a skeptic. It's just how it is. It's like saying you're simultaneously completely green and blue.


That's not true, a true skeptic wouldn't believe there ISN'T a God without irrevocable proof. So the only way to be a skeptic is to be a hardcore agnostic.
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And you think you're so clever and class less and free
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**** yea dude i listen to irreligiosophy in particular since my whole family is mormon.
I love skepticism


So are you deconverting?
#19
Probably
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Interesting...were you converted or did you have Christian parents who brought you up as one?


I have always been, I think. Furthermore, my parents didn't bring me up as one; I am only "forced" into church once a year, and that's Christmas. (Well, as well as confirmations too..)

And: @!-twisty-!: I am a Christian wanting to study Computer Science. Beat that.
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#21
aside from the usual skepticism regarding religion, i'm also very skeptic of people's actions and motives.

i don't trust most people and believe that you can almost always find underlying selfish motives for certain seemingly harmless actions. it's not an awesome way to make friends i assure you, but it's good to be able to spot when someone, even a friend, tries to take advantage of you for whatever reason.
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#22
@sfaune92, i think chemistry is more skeptical than computer science :P
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aside from the usual skepticism regarding religion, i'm also very skeptic of people's actions and motives.

i don't trust most people and believe that you can almost always find underlying selfish motives for certain seemingly harmless actions. it's not an awesome way to make friends i assure you, but it's good to be able to spot when someone, even a friend, tries to take advantage of you for whatever reason.


Yeah people who pedal alternative treatment/medicine are a good example.
As for the friendship subject Brian Dunning of Skeptoid Episode 116 would be a good listen on this subject
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#24
I'm a very rational person, so by definition I'm sceptical (wtf is this sketpical shit, crazy yanks :P) of any mumbo-jumbo non-evidence based crap, I'm not religious, am really anti quackery and alternative medicine shit, aliens building pyramids, ghosts, crazy conspiracy theories, etc.
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That's not true, a true skeptic wouldn't believe there ISN'T a God without irrevocable proof. So the only way to be a skeptic is to be a hardcore agnostic.


That's false. A sceptic only believes in something with empirical evidence, and seeing as how there is no empirical evidence for the existence of God, a 'true' sceptic wouldn't believe in God in the first place.
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Quote by Waterboy799
aside from the usual skepticism regarding religion, i'm also very skeptic of people's actions and motives.

i don't trust most people and believe that you can almost always find underlying selfish motives for certain seemingly harmless actions. it's not an awesome way to make friends i assure you, but it's good to be able to spot when someone, even a friend, tries to take advantage of you for whatever reason.


I like to think that a good friend, whenever he/she is selfish, just admits truly that he wants to do something selfish. If they explain it that way, I atleast can relate to it, because in the end, dont most people need other people for stuff?
#28
Cheers for those podcasts. I have a 2 hour bus journey to and from school everyday, so those are much appreciated
#29
Sure. As far as religion goes, no, I'm not skeptical at all. I'm already convinced that every major religion is wrong XD
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#30
Scepticism is lovely, with the exception of climate change scepticism.
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#31
yes im the only atheist blacksheep in my family and have been for a couple years
#34
I strongly doubt everyone in this thread is as skeptical as they claim to be.

I'll show myself out..
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#35
I used to be very superstitious when I played pokemon. I would close my eyes whenever it said "STARMIE is confused" or if I threw a pokeball as if it would help.
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#36
I'm generally very skeptical, especially since I started reading philosophers like Hume and Popper. Mostly I guess towards: religion, aliens, alternative medicine and crazy environmentalist claims(I don't mean global warming).
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If you're a christian/theist you can't be a skeptic. It's just how it is. It's like saying you're simultaneously completely green and blue.

False, you can also be a Christian Freethinker.

If you questioned the existence and then somehow found magical evidence that the Christian God exists, you would still fall under the category. A lot of typical 'intellectual atheists' would think that you are unsound, but they cannot deny you of your validity.
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False, you can also be a Christian Freethinker.

If you questioned the existence and then somehow found magical evidence that the Christian God exists, you would still fall under the category. A lot of typical 'intellectual atheists' would think that you are unsound, but they cannot deny you of your validity.


I disagree. Any person who claims to be a skeptic and yet is a theist because of personal revelation is admitting they're not a skeptic - The simplest explanation for you hearing a gods words is not that a god exists, but that your mistaken in your experience or even insane. We have evidence of people going insane, it's a documented fact that it happens.
#40
User name says yes.

Im skeptical of all things relating to a deity or 'higher power' that governs any laws of nature. Anything transcendent of our a priori knowledge.
Apart from that I'd say I'm just more of a bitter, twisted cynic and a rational thinker. I refuse to believe in anything supernatural and that everything has an explanation relating to what can be empirically verified.
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