Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
Skeptical About Skeptics is a new website devoted to examining the world of ideologue skepticism, (a.k.a. militant atheist pseudo-skeptics.) They describe their mission this way:
Skeptical About Skeptics is dedicated to countering dogmatic, ill-informed attacks leveled by self-styled skeptics on pioneering scientific research, researchers, and their subjects.
Healthy skepticism is an important part of science, and indeed of common sense. But dogmatic skepticism uses skepticism as a weapon to defend an ideology or belief system, and inhibits the spirit of inquiry.
Most self-proclaimed skeptics are believers in a materialist worldview, and dismiss any evidence for phenomena that do not agree with their presumption that minds are nothing but brain activities confined to the insides of heads.
Members of militant skeptical organizations often think of themselves as defending science and reason against superstition and credulity.
These are worthy aims, but we at Skeptical About Skeptics think that science and reason are best served by considering the evidence for unexplained phenomena scientifically rather than assuming that
these phenomena do not exist because they do not fit in with materialist assumptions.
Many of the articles are carried over from the site Skeptical Investigations and this site is both a continuation and expansion of the original one. The format has also been changed to make navigation easier. If you know very little about the world of parapsychology skepticism, this is a good place to start. The articles are not shrill diatribes against skeptics or propaganda pieces, but they do not pull any punches either. I’m one of the advisors if that counts for anything.
Examining the sort of irrational skepticism that occurs is helpful in understanding the political nature of criticism in science. We tend to think of science as objective, but peer around the corners of pretty much any controversy and you can see immediately that this isn’t so. This is definitely the go-to source for this topic.