Is there skepticism on this forum?

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Is there skepticism on this forum?

#1  Postby consistency » Oct 09, 2013 2:40 pm

Am I going to waste my time here? Is there real skeptics here?
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#2  Postby THWOTH » Oct 09, 2013 3:29 pm

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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#3  Postby HomerJay » Oct 09, 2013 3:30 pm

Is there skepticism of this forum?
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#4  Postby Matthew Shute » Oct 09, 2013 3:38 pm

Are there any RealTM Skeptics here? One must approach the question with an attitude of open-minded scepticism and, ideally, with a clear idea of your definitions.

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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#5  Postby BlackBart » Oct 09, 2013 3:43 pm

consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


That's entirely your decision.

Is there real skeptics here?


I'm skeptical.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#6  Postby surreptitious57 » Oct 09, 2013 3:44 pm

consistency wrote:

Am I going to waste my time here ? Is there real skeptics here ?


Your questions suggest you have prior knowledge of this place which makes them rhetorical

So tell us everything you already know about us and how that came to be now

But whoever you are you should stay. Those that leave never realise what they are missing

But to answer your questions. Or the second one anyway. We are sceptical but not always

Sometimes it is bacon and sometimes it is drama and sometimes it is something else

Being sceptical twenty four seven can be a tad taxing on the old grey matter you see

Anyway welcome to the lifeboat consistency. Watch out for the rocks . . .
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#7  Postby Sityl » Oct 09, 2013 4:40 pm

I'm skeptical that the OP is going to contribute in any positive way to this forum, but wait to be proven wrong.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#8  Postby stijndeloose » Oct 09, 2013 4:46 pm

consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


Do you have any evidence that it's your time?
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#9  Postby james1v » Oct 09, 2013 4:50 pm

Hi! :cheers:
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#10  Postby Animavore » Oct 09, 2013 5:52 pm

I doubt it.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#11  Postby Shrunk » Oct 09, 2013 5:55 pm

consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


I suspect so. As well as everyone else's.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#12  Postby consistency » Oct 09, 2013 5:57 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I haven't been here before.

I've noticed that fake skeptics outright doubt any new information and are too lazy to do the mental work or lack something in their brain to do the mental work. Anyone can doubt information but it takes real mental power to do the work.

I will start another topic to test the waters.

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consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


Do you have any evidence that it's your time?


Its a figure of speech.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#13  Postby Scarlett » Oct 09, 2013 6:29 pm

I'm sceptical of your grammar :ask:
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#14  Postby Calilasseia » Oct 09, 2013 6:53 pm

consistency wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome.

I haven't been here before.

I've noticed that fake skeptics outright doubt any new information and are too lazy to do the mental work or lack something in their brain to do the mental work. Anyone can doubt information but it takes real mental power to do the work.


Oh, you mean the business of testing whether erected assertions withstand scrutiny? I think you'll find that this is a central principle of proper discourse encouraged here.

consistency wrote:I will start another topic to test the waters.


I am tempted to state at this juncture that I am Very ExcitedTM at this prospect.

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stijndeloose wrote:
consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


Do you have any evidence that it's your time?


Its a figure of speech.


More correctly, will one's diligent efforts at scrutiny be wasted? I sense an empirical test beckoning.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#15  Postby Agrippina » Oct 09, 2013 7:01 pm

Hello consistency!
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#16  Postby Aern Rakesh » Oct 09, 2013 7:03 pm

stijndeloose wrote:
consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


Do you have any evidence that it's your time?


This made me laugh. :tehe:

Don't tell me you've been spending time in the Philosophy forum, kitteh?
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#17  Postby stijndeloose » Oct 09, 2013 7:05 pm

consistency wrote:
stijndeloose wrote:
consistency wrote:Am I going to waste my time here?


Do you have any evidence that it's your time?


Its a figure of speech.


As is this: woooosh.
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#18  Postby stijndeloose » Oct 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Nora_Leonard wrote:Don't tell me you've been spending time in the Philosophy forum, kitteh?


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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#19  Postby Agrippina » Oct 09, 2013 7:06 pm

Oh OK, now I get the kitteh reference. Duh!
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Re: Is there skepticism on this forum?

#20  Postby Aern Rakesh » Oct 09, 2013 7:07 pm

Agrippina wrote:Oh OK, now I get the kitteh reference. Duh!


Did you think I was making a pass at Stijn? Well... :oops:
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