Thursday, 8 November 2012
all information to be well supported by evidence. Classical philosophical skepticism derives from the 'Skeptikoi', a school who "asserted nothing". Skeptics may even doubt the reliability of their own senses (particularly their eyes). Religious skepticism, on the other hand is "doubt concerning basic religious principles (such as immortality, providence, and revelation)" Scientists are often skeptics, who admit the possibility of knowledge based on evidence, but hold that new evidence may always overturn these findings.
Scepticism usually involves one thought too many. (Ian Brealey)