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I agree. Half the questions could be answered with a simple Google search, no critical thinking required. The other half are questions where the answer is being researched, but hasn't been proven one way or the other.

In the first case, what the hell does that have to do with skepticism? In the second, why ask us? Like the "HomosexualityHomosexuality" question. There is some evidence that there is a genetic basis for homosexuality, but no specific gene sequences have been identified. The only rational course of action is to wait for further research, not to sit and baselessly speculate.

Lot of Wikipedia citations around here, so here is one more: Contemporary skepticism (or scepticism) is loosely used to denote any questioning attitude, or some degree of doubt regarding claims that are elsewhere taken for granted.

This whole site is supposed to be dedicated to questioning truths, and all I see is a site dedicated to providing the (well cited) dogmatic answer to every question.

I agree. Half the questions could be answered with a simple Google search, no critical thinking required. The other half are questions where the answer is being researched, but hasn't been proven one way or the other.

In the first case, what the hell does that have to do with skepticism? In the second, why ask us? Like the "Homosexuality" question. There is some evidence that there is a genetic basis for homosexuality, but no specific gene sequences have been identified. The only rational course of action is to wait for further research, not to sit and baselessly speculate.

Lot of Wikipedia citations around here, so here is one more: Contemporary skepticism (or scepticism) is loosely used to denote any questioning attitude, or some degree of doubt regarding claims that are elsewhere taken for granted.

This whole site is supposed to be dedicated to questioning truths, and all I see is a site dedicated to providing the (well cited) dogmatic answer to every question.

I agree. Half the questions could be answered with a simple Google search, no critical thinking required. The other half are questions where the answer is being researched, but hasn't been proven one way or the other.

In the first case, what the hell does that have to do with skepticism? In the second, why ask us? Like the "Homosexuality" question. There is some evidence that there is a genetic basis for homosexuality, but no specific gene sequences have been identified. The only rational course of action is to wait for further research, not to sit and baselessly speculate.

Lot of Wikipedia citations around here, so here is one more: Contemporary skepticism (or scepticism) is loosely used to denote any questioning attitude, or some degree of doubt regarding claims that are elsewhere taken for granted.

This whole site is supposed to be dedicated to questioning truths, and all I see is a site dedicated to providing the (well cited) dogmatic answer to every question.

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I agree. Half the questions could be answered with a simple Google search, no critical thinking required. The other half are questions where the answer is being researched, but hasn't been proven one way or the other.

In the first case, what the hell does that have to do with skepticism? In the second, why ask us? Like the "Homosexuality" question. There is some evidence that there is a genetic basis for homosexuality, but no specific gene sequences have been identified. The only rational course of action is to wait for further research, not to sit and baselessly speculate.

Lot of Wikipedia citations around here, so here is one more: Contemporary skepticism (or scepticism) is loosely used to denote any questioning attitude, or some degree of doubt regarding claims that are elsewhere taken for granted.

This whole site is supposed to be dedicated to questioning truths, and all I see is a site dedicated to providing the (well cited) dogmatic answer to every question.