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.

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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.

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The Sorwert Scale of Fake Skepticism

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