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To win over skeptics, seek endorsement from people they trust, such as longtime colleagues or mentors.
This is also to some extent true for European countries (McCright, Dunlap, & Marquart-Pyatt, 2016), where conservative news media tend to be more skeptical than liberal news media (Carvalho & Burgess, 2005), and skeptic think tanks have ties to the corporate sector (McCright & Dunlap, 2000).
Religious skeptics are sometimes stereotyped as having no particular beliefs or convictions.
The section on the psychology of the skeptic is, however, quite interesting.
She argues that this does not imply that inductive grounds do not provide good reasons: "Taking a risk, we will remind the skeptic, may be eminently reasonable" (130); but nonetheless "we do have an unsolved paradox" (146).
If the CSI crowd brought the modern skeptic movement to the plate, social media is now hitting the ball out of the park.
He pursued long-held skeptic theories in analyzing the data.
It offers free apps for mobile phones, which allow you to view the full list of skeptic arguments and scientific counter-arguments, along with graphs and other visuals.
Notice, then, that the skeptic who offers a rational argument whose conclusion is that we have no good reasons to hold any and all of our sensory-based beliefs --a skeptic for whom the relevant possible scenario would be one where all of my sensory-based beliefs are false (which is, I think, the Cartesian type argument as formulated in the first Meditation) -- would get a ranking of a "very remote" scenario.
Traditionally, both skeptics and theists alike have pursued evidence for a divine being without first asking what kind of evidence a specifically morally perfect being worthy of worship would make available, and without asking whether our human moral predicament makes any difference to the availability of that evidence.
Michael says the Skeptic movement may appear to be a new thing but in fact it's always been around.
And we use the American spelling - skeptic - because, in the States, the word isn't as strongly linked to cynicism.