Believe it, or not
Some terms and issues of concern to skeptics:
■ “Rational critical, and scientific thinking.”
— “Skepticism,” as defined by Cape Ann Skeptics.
■ “Kittle pitchering”
— Highly encouraged at skeptic meetings, and defined by 18th-century literature as a “jocular method of hobbling or bothering a troublesome teller of long stories” by peppering them with questions or objections to minor details, so as to distract the speaker from settling into a “storytelling groove.”
■ Vampires, voodoo, various aspects of medicine, Coca-Cola, Santa Claus, simulated reality
— A sampling of the topics discussed and debated by Cape Ann Skeptics.
■ “By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”
— Quote on Cape Ann Skeptics’ home page from Richard Dawkins, a British scientist who is a critic of pseudoscience and alternative medicine.
SOURCE: Cape Ann Skeptics