Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

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Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#1  Postby JohnnySkeptic » May 09, 2015 12:35 am

HELLO!

Im a 26 year old science enthusiast from North Jersey USA. My interest in science started when I was very young, and I eventually went on to complete a BS Engineering Physics degree. I would describe myself as a passionate skeptic - I think skepticism is a virtue and nothing excites me more than learning something I dont know, or finding out Im wrong about something I thought I knew.

I was recently reminded of an old blog I used to visit many years ago called "theBRpage" - a Bad Religion (the rock band) website with a forum section. The topics there really fascinated me and now that Im a little older Im interested in joining the discussion again.
(Anyone else know theBRpage? maybe Il discuss it, and the band, in one of my first topics.)

I searched around a lot looking for a good forum to join. I tried to avoid the larger ones, where I tend to lose interest due to the massive amounts of content. I was about a moment away from creating an account on scienceforums.net when I saw at the bottom a link to Rational Skepticism, and here I am.

I suppose part of my enthusiasm for skepticism is a result of the sometimes strange and irrational beliefs of people that are close to me. Of course there is irrationality all over the world, but its fascinating to me that people I grew up with and have been close with all my life can come to strange conclusions about reality, and fall victim to pseudoscience.

Thanks for reading my Welcome post!
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#2  Postby Ironclad » May 09, 2015 12:51 am

Nice post! Welcome to RatSkep :) :cheers:
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#3  Postby SkyMutt » May 09, 2015 8:30 am

Welcome to Rational Skepticism, JohnnySkeptic. :)
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#4  Postby Briton » May 09, 2015 8:36 am

Hello Johnny.
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#5  Postby smudge » May 09, 2015 8:42 am

Welcome aboard Johnny.

Bad Religion were a mighty fine band. I never frequented the forum however. I'm not so keen on their recent output - seems a little formulaic to me - but glad they are still out there if you get my drift.
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#6  Postby Onyx8 » May 09, 2015 3:40 pm

Welcome aboard JS.
The problem with fantasies is you can't really insist that everyone else believes in yours, the other problem with fantasies is that most believers of fantasies eventually get around to doing exactly that.
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#7  Postby tuco » May 09, 2015 3:43 pm

Nazdar, you came to the right place then. Almost everyone here loves to be proven wrong .. lol
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#8  Postby thaesofereode » May 10, 2015 4:30 pm

Takes some folks decades to get to where you are already. Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! :dance:
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#9  Postby Darwinsbulldog » May 10, 2015 11:33 pm

Kill all skeptics, Islam is the light! Welcome JS! :thumbup:
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#10  Postby DougC » May 12, 2015 1:15 am

Hi. :cheers:
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#11  Postby Tangerine Dream » May 13, 2015 11:43 pm

Welcome ! :smoke: :cheers:
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Re: Enthusiastic HELLO from a passionate skeptic.

#12  Postby Made of Stars » May 14, 2015 1:46 pm

Welcome Johnny. :cheers:
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#13  Postby NamelessFaceless » May 14, 2015 2:11 pm

Welcome! :cheers:
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