Re: [skeptics-182] Truth Decay

From: John H.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:53 AM
Oh. A christian pretending to be a skeptic. How original. =T

On 1/19/10, Tony Layng <[address removed]> wrote:
http://www.infidels.org/library/authors-kiosk.html
Check this web site for my ideas on being labeled an "atheist." ?Hope to see you all tonight.
Tony Layng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Monday, January 18,[masked]:50 PM
Subject: Re: [skeptics-182] Truth Decay


I have to wonder what this absolute truth is. ?I don't think society, in general, is any more inclined to ignore scientific fact than it was a generation or two ago; in fact, I suspect its getting marginally better. Sure, the woo claimants may be more vocal, or may be easier to find (or for them to find us) because of 21st century communications, but overall I believe society is better educated and more able to think critically than in the past.

At least the high school kids I meet these days are far more skilled at critical thinking and far less woo-prone than those I met when I was in high school 25 years ago!

Bob Johnson
Hillsborough, NC



Bill Hardin wrote:
What percent of my skepticism is attributable to truth decay? Truth decay is our culture?s move away from absolute truth. Perhaps my truth decay has allowed me to establish ?my own truth? and this stance has allowed me to justify my continued skepticism.

Bill Hardin
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