Below please find The Ethical Skeptic’s Argument Assessment Checklist. Every argument carries merit, even one eventually shown to be invalid, because of the intelligence or understanding which can be accrued. The key for the ethical skeptic is to be able to quickly asses the strength of an argument through its nature and structure. The checklist can be used to counter those seeking to squelch ideas and control what is regarded as science to their own liking. However, the checklist should never be used to bully or demean persons honestly seeking truth; rather, stand as a guide sheet by which you can come alongside and help develop their incomplete or foundering argument into a true next question under the scientific method. You might be shocked at what you did not know, that you did not know. And you might gain a friend in the process.