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True Skepticism vs. Debunking

In this blog I have repeatedly pointed to the difference between what I call “true skepticism” and debunking. When a person is a true skeptic, he or she simply holds a neutral position and requires proof before accepting or rejecting a theory as to why something occurs. For example, is reincarnation a reality? For a […]

Science, Scientism, Religion, Magick

In a recent post I defined scientism as: “A¬†set of beliefs, focused around a narrow interpretation of materialism, that purports either¬†to be a true defense of ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ science or science¬†per se, but is closer to a type of religion.” For my definition of science I quoted¬†Wikipedia:¬†‚Äúan¬†enterprise¬†that builds and¬†organizes¬†knowledge in the form¬†of testable¬†explanations and¬†predictions about the¬†world.‚ÄĚ […]