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Skeptical About Skeptics: A New Website


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.

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7 comments on “Skeptical About Skeptics: A New Website

  1. Alexandra Boonekamp
    November 25, 2015

    I think it’s still important to Watch out for people who take advantage of others’ wishful thinking. Bonnie Illies is a charlatan, be careful

  2. matteo
    December 8, 2014

    Great site. “skeptical about skeptics” is what I was searching for…. a new way of interpreting things: more open, less dogmatic. Sometimes internet can be satisfying! 🙂

  3. Boo boo
    November 25, 2014

    I’m loving this!

  4. i too am happy about this updated site. some really great reading.

    i’d like to also let you folks know about this thoughtful post by john michael greer, grand archdruid and writer on the subject of science and skepticism

    http://galabes.blogspot.ca/2014/10/three-fallacious-arguments-interlude.html

    and craig, nice to see your further involvement in this

  5. Barney
    October 21, 2014

    Love the idea of investigating/profiling these people back.

  6. Mark
    October 21, 2014

    I liked Skeptical Investigations, and I think that I will like this new site, as well. There seems to be a focus on psi and psi-related stuff, but hopefully that will expand to other areas, as well, in the future. I have some other concerns, as well, but nothing that can’t be fixed over time.

  7. SuzanneTaylor
    October 21, 2014

    Although one would wish for a better balance of male/female energies, the advisers are in fact cream of the crop, and this new site is an immensely valuable resource.

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