What Scientific/Methodolo­gical Skepticism Owes to User-Friendly Philosophy

Erling Beck, MS
President—North Texas Skeptics Society

Rooted in Martin Gardner’s Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (1952), Methodological and Scientific Skepticism are both recent and overlapping incarnations of the modern skeptical movement, which was born, not to debunk, but to test the claims made by pseudoscientists and opportunistic spiritualists. “Skepticism" can be a loaded word, yet it has a rich intellectual tradition that stretches over centuries. It incorporates techniques pre-dating Pyrrho of Elis [masked] BCE), credited as the founder of the "school" of skepticism, to contributions as recent as Daniel Dennett’s (1942- CE) Intuition Pumps

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  • Keith K.

    Hate to miss Erling's talk but have work conflict. Hope the audio quality is good!

    April 14, 2014

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