I Am Skeptical

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    I think many people believe

    that skepticism is the same thing as cynicism, but that just is not true. I am not a cynical person. I believe that human beings are by and large benevolent... or at least apathetic with no grand design to harm each other intentionally. But at the same time I am not gullible...
    Move4Word Move4Word
    51-55, M
    Apr 8, 2016

    Skepticism Will Save The World

    Hey everyone I am new to EP, and to this group so I decided I wanted to post my reasons for joining this group just so that I can see if I can find smart people out there. I myself did not become skeptical about many things until I reached the age of 19... When I discovered...
    kintar0 kintar0
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2012

    Being skeptical can really destroy

    so much. The moment you start seeing the worst in a situation your mind will make it seem a manifested reality that is definitely happening and you will act accordingly just destroying everything because you simply can't accept there is good and bad to everything and you just...
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    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    I am. I question the validity of this

    statement in regards to so many others who do not appear to be openly skeptical, and yet still claim the title. I don't think such a large number of people would be that over analytical. I have quite a bit of doubt in the amount of doubt had by other so-called 'skeptics...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    Especially About My Own Ideas

    I'm most skeptical about myself.  I spend a lot of time reflecting about why I believe this or that, act in different ways and so on.  It's helped me get insight into some of the very fundamentals of my thinking.  But once I get down to that point where I...
    Atrytone Atrytone
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2008

    So I've been looking

    for a job for a long time. A while back I discovered this Temp agency fairly close to my house so I gave it a try. Immediately they where telling us that we would be working in no time all we had to do was pass a drug test. I paid $40 for the drug test and they said they would...
    Chosenforsomething Chosenforsomething
    22-25, M
    Dec 31, 2014

    New Clean Blue Avatar Profiles

    hmmmm I'm sorry to say it but I'm very skeptical about those profiles they look very suspicious specially when I get a friend request not to be mean but it kinda fishy O_o
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2011

    My Ode To Skeptics

    My ode to skeptics are you a skeptic or open minded? your beliefs keeping you permanently blinded? name any great skeptic from the past? think you can, your having a laugh History doesnt remember the doubters just the pioneers like it ought ta those with life changing ideas...
    41-45, M
    Dec 6, 2012

    do you really think think all the NFL players

    beat their wives or is it some fundraising propaganda for NOW?
    joshdunk joshdunk
    1 Response Sep 17, 2014

    I always base my views on reason

    and evidence. Don't ever ask me to take anything on faith because I won't. I think questioning everything is a basic desire for most people.
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    Apr 16, 2015

    My biggest pet hates are "psychics"

    and religion. It saddens me that so many people accept religion without question.
    LazyApe LazyApe
    36-40, M
    May 22, 2014

    SexyAfi SexyAfi
    26-30, F
    Dec 19, 2015

    Before You Add: A Warning

    I hung out on a fairly active science forum until it was overran by conspiracy theorist types.Hanging out there, besides being the place where I met my best friend...I better learned how to argue, how to get information, and how to question things.So...I  thought I'd warn you...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    1 Response Mar 20, 2012


    Here are a few things that I think is utter bullshit:-Astrology: Several studies have shown that when you give people a horoscope, any horoscope, they tend to agree with it a high percentage of the time. They agree with a horoscope even though it's not theirs. And often times...
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    3 Responses Nov 23, 2012
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