September 18, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Michael Shermer: Know Nothing Skepticism Is Just Silly (VIDEO)
Know nothing skepticism is just silly. If you were skeptical about everything, you’d have to be skeptical about your own skepticism. – Dr. Michael Shermer
You know what really grinds my gears? Skepticism for the sake of skepticism. When you deny overwhelming scientific evidence for the sake of being contrarian or because the science is not compatible with your belief system, you are NOT practicing skepticism, you are steeped in denialism.
You are suffering from denialism when you reject climate science that shows with overwhelming evidence the Earth is warming and humans are the cause.
You are suffering from denialism when you say President Obama is a secret Muslim born in Kenya.
You are suffering from denialism when you say evolution is only a theory and the Earth is only 6000 years old.
Denialism is a reactionary mechanism of human behavior that results when human beings choose not to comport with reality or accept inconvenient truths. Or in other words — The Conservative Credo.