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Living in denial: When a sceptic isn't a sceptic - by Michael Shermer

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 3:53pm 1 Comment

WHAT is the difference between a sceptic and a denier? When I call myself a sceptic, I mean that I take a scientific approach to the evaluation of claims. A climate sceptic, for example, examines specific claims one by one, carefully considers the evidence for each, and is willing to follow the facts wherever they lead.

A climate denier has a position staked out in advance, and sorts through the data employing "confirmation bias" - the tendency to…

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At 2:32am on May 8, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Leo, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you do as a freethinking atheist--that all the gods are phoney and religions are cunning frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
At 10:15am on May 7, 2010, Sigmund said…
Hi leolauria,
Welcome to Atheist Nexus!
Sigmund (http://atheistprinciples.tripod.com)
At 12:45pm on May 6, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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