The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

The Sorwert Scale of Fake Skepticism

SSkepticism, taking the burden of research off its shoulders and standing in lieu of science.  “For the potential consumers of pseudo-science, that’s where SSkeptics come in.” – Shermer
Below, respectfully is submitted The Ethical Skeptic’s depiction of the Sorwert Scale. Pronounced /’soh-wert/ in the old phonemic orthography symbols.
It should be understood that the use of this presentation in no way implies or expresses The Ethical Skeptic’s endorsement of the special interest subject surrounding its presentation; and Second, the full presentation should be given without alteration, and with full credit to The Ethical Skeptic as the author.

The Sorwert Scale

/ noun – formal name – thing, ˈs-wɜrt / : A ranking scale for determining the severity of fake skepticism exhibited by a Social Skeptic. At each successive grade level, the fake skeptic exhibits that level characteristic flaw, in addition to the ones below that grade level; but not yet the ones above.

As always, you are free to use this presentation addendum, within a limited rights set under these conditions. Use of the presentation stands as your acceptance of these terms.

(Note: This is the second addendum to version 3.1 of the presentation on Methodical Cynicism)

Thanks!  ~TES

The Sorwert Scale of Fake Skepticism

January 30, 2015 Posted by | Tradecraft SSkepticism | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Methodical Cynicism: The Lyin’tific Method

SSkepticism.  We do the science, so science doesn’t have to.
I have developed my most comprehensively descriptive structure of the typical Social Skeptic article ‘researching’ a pluralistic topic of consideration which they do not favor. Herein, I have entitled its embodied circumvention of science, The Lyin’tific Method. Enjoy 🙂
It should be understood that the use of this presentation in no way implies or expresses The Ethical Skeptic’s endorsement of the special interest subject surrounding its presentation; and Second, the full presentation should be given without alteration, and with full credit to The Ethical Skeptic as the author.

The Lyin’tific Method

/ noun, unethical practice / : A method of cultivating ignorance through corruption of the process which regulates data collection, sponsorship, research, review and communication of scientific understanding. The exploitation of a denial network mandating a personal religious belief set while at the same time tendering an affectation of science.

As always, you are free to use this presentation addendum, within a limited rights set under these conditions. Use of the presentation stands as your acceptance of these terms.

(Note: This is an addendum to version 3.1 of the presentation on Methodical Cynicism)

Thanks!  ~TES

The Lyin'tific Method

January 7, 2015 Posted by | Tradecraft SSkepticism | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Methodical Cynicism: The Presentation

I have been asked several times if I could prepare a presentation for persons to use when they discourse the subject of skepticism at various special interests meetings. I am happy to do so, with two conditions. First, it should be understood that the use of this presentation in no way implies or expresses The Ethical Skeptic’s endorsement of the special interest subject surrounding its presentation; and Second, the full presentation should be given without alteration, and with full credit to The Ethical Skeptic as the author.

Methodical Cynicism

/ noun, unethical practice / : A method of cultivating ignorance through corruption of the process which regulates our social and scientific understanding. The exploitation of denial mandating a personal religious belief set while at the same time tendering an affectation of science.

Otherwise you are free to use this presentation within a limited rights set under these conditions. Use of the presentation stands as your acceptance of these terms. Below is a 10 page summary of Methodical Cynicism.

(Note: This is version 3.1 below. For those who downloaded a previous version of the presentation)

Thanks!  ~TES

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December 15, 2014 Posted by | Tradecraft SSkepticism | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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