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What’s Your Sacred Cow?

Posted in Uncategorized by Rodibidably on February 5, 2009

[Originally posted at: Skepticblog]

A common question posed to skeptical outreach professionals like myself (bloggers, podcasters, speakers, magazine guys) is “In all the topics you’ve researched, what’s one that you found you couldn’t debunk?”

And a common comment I get just about every week is “I nearly always agree with you, but you really got it wrong this time.”

It turns out everyone has their particular sacred cow. Everyone is skeptical to some degree, and probably most people, even the most obsessive believers, do indeed agree with skeptics’ conclusions on most topics. But when it comes to the one they believe in — alternative medicine, religion, 9/11 conspiracies, or psychic dogs — that’s when I “really got it wrong”.

[Read more of this post at: Skepticblog]


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