SKEPTICS


SKEPTICS
   name given to certain philosophers who doubt the adequacy of the senses and REASON to furnish reliable knowledge about the NATURE of things. They advocate withholding assent and the suspension of judgment.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Skeptics Society — Die Skeptics Society ist eine US amerikanische Organisation der Skeptikerbewegung, deren selbsterklärtes Ziel die Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Denkens ist. Gegründet 1992, zählte sie 2008 über 55.000 Mitglieder weltweit. Ihr Gründer ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SKEPTICS AND SKEPTICISM — Skepticism in philosophy refers to the principle that all knowledge, whether sensory or conceptual, is subject to the limitations of the human mind and, thus, unreliable. No certain or absolute knowledge can be attained by man. This position was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of skeptics and skeptical organizations — This is a list of people and organizations that promote or practice scientific skepticism. In general they favor science and are opposed to what they call pseudoscience and quackery. They are generally skeptical of parapsychology and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Australian Skeptics — Mascot of the Australian Skeptics. The Australian Skeptics is a non profit organisation based in Australia which investigates paranormal and pseudoscientific claims using scientific methodologies. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Skeptics — Formation 1986 Location New Zealand Leader Gold …   Wikipedia

  • The Skeptics Society — Infobox Organization name = The Skeptics Society size = 200px caption = msize = mcaption = motto = formation = 1992 extinction = type = headquarters = location = Worldwide membership = 55,000 [cite news |… …   Wikipedia

  • The Skeptics — This article is about New Zealand band. For the scientific organization, see The Skeptics Society. The Skeptics was a New Zealand postpunk band from 1979 to 1990. They became notorious in 1987 for an unusually graphic music video entitled AFFCO …   Wikipedia


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