The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

Yes Skeptics Have a PR Problem – Social Skeptics

I find it amusing that now even Social Skeptics are beginning to coach their acolytes as to lessons on avoiding horrid behaviour. When the most circulated speech from TAM 2014 advises the minions about “not being a dick,” you know that they realize they have a PR problem. My critique of Social Skeptics falls along these lines below. Every one of these negative-control social actions, I have personally experienced recently.  Moreover really enough to make me sick, through the last decades since the 1970’s pseudo-intellectual backlash movement started. This is not simply a public relations problem, but a sad sad reality inside of modern skepticism
A cabal of nasty people, promoting a mandatory religion (no, not atheism), protecting themselves with the shroud of faking as if representing science.
Until we weed out these deleterious social actions, I am not sure that we have a real dog in the hunt of claiming a right to moral authority over most people of faith.  So, without further ado, SSkeptics suffer from a/an:
Hyena method gang skepticsI.  Overestimation of Personal Acumen, Skill and Knowledge Inventory
II.  Visceral Disdain for Anyone Who Considers Different Ideas
III.  Childish Manners of Mocking, Defamation, Deceit and Social Clique Derision
IV.  Shallow Understanding of Skepticism, Philosophy, Science and Method
V.  Boorish Taunting of People of Faith
Massimo Pigliucci Quote
VI.  Know it All Arrogance / Assumption of Unmerited Scientific Credential
VII.  Lack of Self Circumspection / Empathy
VIII.  Official ‘Look the Other Way & Wink’ Celebrity Policy Regarding Harmful Nefarious Activity
IX.  Maniacal Desire to Control Society/Antipathy towards General Public Sentiment
X.  A Critical Blindness and Hatred towards Those They Have Been Told are the Enemy

February 10, 2015 - Posted by | Social Disdain | , , , , , , , ,

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