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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 07:02 PM
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9. among other things, it's easy to confuse skepticism with contrarianism
Some people's self-definition is long on willingness to challenge conventional wisdom -- to the extent that they aren't equally willing to challenge the challenges to conventional wisdom. Going against the grain of scientific consensus should be a useful impulse, but not if it becomes an end in itself.

Thanks for the interesting link and discussion.
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  -A Bestiary of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Notes from the Front Line salvorhardin  Nov-18-11 03:01 PM   #0 
  - What about intellectually curious people who happen to believe...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-18-11 03:32 PM   #1 
  - maybe what those intellectually curious people need to do is...  zappaman   Nov-18-11 05:07 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-18-11 07:39 PM   #3 
  - a quick reaction just to what you've quoted  OnTheOtherHand   Nov-18-11 07:46 PM   #4 
  - I think the authors could have done without the, umm, overly descriptive names  salvorhardin   Nov-18-11 10:09 PM   #6 
     - "bestiary" was an odd choice, too  OnTheOtherHand   Nov-20-11 07:51 AM   #7 
        - I agree  salvorhardin   Nov-20-11 11:31 AM   #8 
           - among other things, it's easy to confuse skepticism with contrarianism  OnTheOtherHand   Nov-20-11 07:02 PM   #9 
  - Marking for later reading...  SidDithers   Nov-18-11 09:50 PM   #5 
  - IMO some 9/11 debunking  noise   Nov-21-11 12:59 AM   #10 
  - You'll get no argument on that from me  salvorhardin   Nov-21-11 07:48 AM   #11 
  - as Bartlett and Miller point out, their original paper wasn't about 9/11 Truth  OnTheOtherHand   Nov-21-11 08:07 AM   #12 
  - ""Skeptics" of what, exactly?  mrarundale   Nov-23-11 12:45 AM   #13 
     - Skeptics of the 9/11 Truth Movement.  greyl   Nov-23-11 12:52 AM   #14 
 

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