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Skepticism or scepticism ( see spelling differences ) is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions / beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.
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Skepticism is an important aspect of Tibetan Buddhism, an attitude of critical skepticism is encouraged to promote abilities in analytic meditation.
Skepticism might be applied when extinct species are included in trees that are wholly or partly based on DNA sequence data, due to the fact that little useful " ancient DNA " is preserved for longer than 100, 000 years, and except in the most unusual circumstances no DNA sequences long enough for use in phylogenetic analyses have yet been recovered from material over 1 million years old.
The legacy of Pyrrhonism is described in Richard Popkin's The History of Skepticism from Erasmus to Descartes and High Road to Pyrrhonism.
Skepticism is part of the scientific method ; for instance an experimental result is not regarded as established until it can be shown to be repeatable independently.
Skepticism is an approach to strange or unusual claims where doubt is preferred to belief, given a lack of conclusive evidence.
Skepticism regarding her goddess-centered Old Europe thesis is widespread within the academic community.
They emphasize the uncertainty of applying new technology while it is still being researched, and advocate discontinuing the use of brain fingerprinting in criminal and counterterrorism cases until more research has been completed ( Fox 2006b " Brain Fingerprinting Skepticism ", Abdollah 2003 " Issues: Brain Fingerprinting ").
Academic skeptics ( so called because this was the type of Skepticism taught in Plato's Academy in Athens ) hold that all knowledge is impossible, except for the knowledge that all other knowledge is impossible.
Now in its 60th year of publication, J. C. is undergoing a revival and expansion under the leadership of its new editor, Lawrence Bush, whose new column, " Religion and Skepticism ," contends playfully with many manifestations of the " spirituality " of contemporary American culture.
Skepticism proposes that Truth is unknowable, which can be challenged by responding with the peritrope — the question, Well, then, how do you know that to be true?
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All versions of Epistemological Moral Skepticism hold that we are unjustified in believing any moral proposition.
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Skepticism about the non-standard cosmologies ' ability to explain the CMB caused interest in the subject to wane ever since, however, there have been two periods in which interest in non-standard cosmology has increased due to observational data which posed difficulties for the big bang.
Skepticism from scientists and commercial manufacturers persisted, however, and a consensus on the need for action only began to emerge in 1976 with the publication of a review of the science by the National Academy of Sciences.
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* Skepticism about RCT results may not always be extended to conditions or diseases not central to the study.
* Hicks, Stephen R. C. ( 2004 ) Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault ( ISBN 1-59247-646-5 )
* Le Morvan, P., " Healthy Skepticism and Practical Wisdom ," Logos & Episteme II, 1 ( 2011 ): 87-102.
* " In the Name of Skepticism: Martin Gardner's Misrepresentations of General Semantics ", by Bruce I. Kodish, appeared in General Semantics Bulletin, Number 71, 2004.
The school's popularity grew and it became, along with Stoicism and Skepticism, one of the three dominant schools of Hellenistic Philosophy, lasting strongly through the later Roman Empire.
* Hicks, Stephen R. C. Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault ( Scholargy Publishing, 2004 ).
Skepticism exists about the truthfulness of the story, suggesting that the ship may have never actually existed, but has become something of a legend.
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In ordinary usage, skepticism ( US ) or scepticism ( UK ) ( Greek: ' σκέπτομαι ' skeptomai, to think, to look about, to consider ; see also spelling differences ) refers to:
Renan began to see an essential contradiction between the metaphysics which he studied and the faith he professed, but an appetite for truths that can be verified restrained his scepticism.
Initially the design met with a considerable degree of scepticism from the established boating fraternity due to its unconventional design and construction ( actually pioneered by Ken Littledyke for canoe construction ) but Creagh-Osbourn and Beecher Moore were two of the highly respected pundits of the dinghy scene who were far sighted enough to see the value of the design, and immediately supported it.
Douglas thought that a woman giving birth to rabbits was as likely as a rabbit giving birth to a human child, but despite his scepticism he went to see her.
Rushed patches can cause more harm than good and are therefore sometimes regarded with scepticism for a short time after release ( see " Risks ").
Others refer to what they see as a large amount of misinformation and confusion about what the proposed treaty actually contains, coupled with a widespread scepticism about all things linked with the European Union.
:" If Notes & Queries has any serious purpose, it is surely to promote a healthy scepticism about what we see in print.
Despite his early scepticism ( Douglas thought that a woman giving birth to rabbits was as likely as a rabbit giving birth to a human child ), Douglas went to see Toft, and subsequently exposed her as a fraud.
Since linguistic science offers no scholarly definition of a dialect, and linguists regard the distinction with scepticism – see A language is a dialect with an army and navy – the argument is really about subjective questions of identity politics, and at times it can invoke extreme emotions from the participants.
One of his most notable students was John Knox ( coincidentally, another native of Haddington ) who said of Mair that he was such as " whose work was then held as an oracle on the matters of religion " If this is not exactly a ringing endorsement, it is not hard to see in Knox's preaching an intense version of Mair's enthusiasms – the utter freedom of God, the importance of the Bible, scepticism of earthly authority.