The title of this blog-post is credited to Sharon Hill. A link to Ben Radford on CFI’s “A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper” with RileyGate: Lessons Learned.
Skepticism is a big tent, and there’s room for all styles and personalities, from philosophers to investigators, from Penn & Teller to The Amazing Randi. Diversity (in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, point of view, etc.) is a strength, and I’ll continue to fight for it. The type of skepticism I want to be a part of – and that I have worked to promote for the past fifteen years – is respectful, inclusive, and tolerant. It is not afraid of nuance, dissenting points of view, or acknowledging errors. To each his (or her) own. For my own part, I’ll try to do better in the future.