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Re: [skeptics-182] Truth Decay

From: user 7.
Sent on: Monday, January 18, 2010 12:50 PM
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.
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