vendredi 8 juin 2012

Lessons Learned

"'Systematic doubt and critical thinking are essential to any free society,' says Novella. 'Especially in a democracy, where citizens make decisions about their civilization, the ability to think critically—and to question information—is absolutely crucial.'

"[Skepticism is] just the new common sense. [...] Belief in witchcraft and the supernatural is steadily dying out, and we have something to do with that.”

"You know, it’s really easy to spread fear, and a lot harder to correct misinformation."

Source: "Getting Real: A Look at the New Skepticism," The Humanist.

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