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The Skeptic.

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. I like the scientific spirit, the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine, it always keeps the way beyond open, always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake, after a wrong guess. Skepticism is the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain.

Skepticism is a story without a beginning or an end. Skepticism is an approach to strange or unusual claims where doubt is preferred to belief, given a lack of conclusive evidence. Skeptics generally consider beliefs in the extraterrestrial hypothesis & psychic powers as misguided, since no empirical evidence exists supporting such phenomena.
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue. 

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals or changed the world’s heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith. The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
Some examples of Skepticism are:-

·       Astrology – The belief that celestial bodies affect a person.

·       Full Moon affects human behavior.

·       Ancient alien theory – aliens have visited the earth in the past.

·       Bermuda Triangle – an area of unexplained occurrences.

In a nutshell, skeptics are those who reject illogical claims which are not backed up with solid evidence & documentation. If there is one line which can best sum up the attitude of a skeptic, it is the statement by Carl Segan “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

Every aspect of nature reveals a deep mystery & touches our sense of wonder & awe. Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge & envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave & structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes & prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.
One of the most common criticisms of skeptics is that they fail to keep an open mind about the possibility that they are wrong or that paranormal effects may in fact exist & may be observed. A common claim is that “Science cannot disprove the existence of something”.

Constantly exposing yourself to popular culture & the mass media will ultimately shape your reality tunnel in ways that are not necessarily conducive to achieving your soul purpose & life calling. Modern society has generally ‘lost the plot’. 

It’s natural to think that living things must be the handwork of a designer, but it was also natural to think that sun went around the earth. Overcoming naïve impressions to figure out how things really work is one of humanity’s highest callings. 

Let everyone have the right to their own opinion on any subject, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it. In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things. 
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism. The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because it’s people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs. One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.