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#1  Postby Sofista » Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm

What is Pseudo-skepticism?
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Sofista wrote:What is Pseudo-skepticism?

The same thing as pseudo-anything.
Something that disguises/asserts itself to be scepticism but isn't. For example, some people confuse scepticism with blind dismissal.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#3  Postby Sofista » Jul 14, 2019 8:02 pm

could you show examples of pseudo-skepticism?
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#4  Postby Sofista » Jul 14, 2019 8:04 pm

Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Sofista wrote:What is Pseudo-skepticism?

The same thing as pseudo-anything.
Something that disguises/asserts itself to be scepticism but isn't. For example, some people confuse scepticism with blind dismissal.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#5  Postby felltoearth » Jul 14, 2019 8:04 pm

Climate change denial
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#6  Postby felltoearth » Jul 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Watch this doc. Pseudo skepticism in action.

Pseudo skepticism is usually found with pseudo science

https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81015076
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#7  Postby Sofista » Jul 14, 2019 10:56 pm

felltoearth wrote:Watch this doc. Pseudo skepticism in action.

Pseudo skepticism is usually found with pseudo science

https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81015076

what are the main characteristics of pseudo-skeptics?
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#8  Postby Thommo » Jul 14, 2019 11:00 pm

Spirtual [sic] powers, inability to get gingvitits [sic] and brain chemals [sic] don't change IIRC.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#9  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 15, 2019 1:13 am

Hey Sofista.

Colour me confused, but given your question - why didn't you just type it into Google and read the wiki entry?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoskepticism

I'm not sure if it's in Portuguese too, but if there's something in that English entry you don't understand, then perhaps you can raise it here?
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#10  Postby Sofista » Jul 15, 2019 3:21 am

Is there skeptic fanaticism?
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#11  Postby Cito di Pense » Jul 15, 2019 5:04 am

Sofista wrote:Is there skeptic fanaticism?


You tell us how it might be expressed, and together, we can look around for it.
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Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#12  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 15, 2019 10:04 am

Sofista wrote:Is there skeptic fanaticism?



What does Google say?
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#13  Postby Hermit » Jul 15, 2019 10:14 am

Sofista wrote:Is there skeptic fanaticism?

Since fanaticism is defined as "extreme beliefs that may lead to unreasonable or violent behaviour" and scepticism as "an attitude that shows you doubt whether something is true or useful", the expression "sceptic fanaticism" appears to be an oxymoron. So does "fanatic scepticism" for that matter.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#14  Postby Fenrir » Jul 15, 2019 11:28 am

I'm sceptical that sofista is here do discuss honestly.

I'm also a bit sceptical as to whether this is Sofista's first time around.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#15  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 15, 2019 1:06 pm

You pseudoskeptic, you!
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#16  Postby Fallible » Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm

Is here a kindergarten for babies??
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#17  Postby Sendraks » Jul 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Hermit wrote:
Since fanaticism is defined as "extreme beliefs that may lead to unreasonable or violent behaviour" and scepticism as "an attitude that shows you doubt whether something is true or useful", the expression "sceptic fanaticism" appears to be an oxymoron. So does "fanatic scepticism" for that matter.


Well there's the Skeptic Fanatics, who are the original group. Then there's the Fanatic Skeptics (splitters) and the Fanatical Skeptics (splitters), also the Skeptical Fanatics (splitters), the Fanatic Skeptics Front (splitters), The Popular Skeptic Fanatics Front (splitters) and the Peoples Front of Popular Fanatical Skeptics (splitters).
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#18  Postby Hermit » Jul 15, 2019 6:10 pm

Fenrir wrote:I'm sceptical that sofista is here do discuss honestly.

I'm also a bit sceptical as to whether this is Sofista's first time around.

The series of short questions without any engagement in discussions concerning them does engender a feeling of déjà vu.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#19  Postby Hermit » Jul 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Fallible wrote:Is here a kindergarten for babies??

Hopefully not. Babies are too young to be stuck in one of them.
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Re: Pseudo-skepticism

#20  Postby Thommo » Jul 15, 2019 6:43 pm

Fallible wrote:Is here a kindergarten for babies??


Ahh, those were the days!
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