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Two questions

1. What is your opinion on skepticism? Is it a good thing in itself? Consider this anecdote, if you will: Little "Raggedy Ann" is told about a colony of purple-haired, orange-skinned aliens residing on the moon, and with wide eyes asks "really?" But when told that a marble is capable of being chipped, she smiles knowingly and says "nuh-uh!!" When in fact (as you know) the first story is false but the second entirely true.

2. What is the proper "netiquette" for linking to someone else's blog from yours permanently?


My sister says I'm crazy. And she laughs at me. Constantly. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?


And she says that was three things..... this feels familiar, somehow...

Comments

MutantJanitor said…
skepticism? hmm, having mastered cynicism, pessimism and the above, i dunno. there are definitely positives to having a seeking desire for the best and asking hard questions..

but it mostly depends on the attitude and the heart behind it. if skepticism is based off of an attitude of a closed mind, then its not a good thing. it just depends.
RS said…
I think skepticism is overrated. What one really needs is discernment. Skepticism sounds too much like cynicism & doubt anymore...
MutantJanitor said…
like i said it depends on the attitude.

i do believe that it is good to question things though. how can one improve something if he/she doesn't question? that's my only basis for being open to some skepticism.
RS said…
That's discernment, at least in my vocabulary... skepticism, I think, has an element of unreasonable doubt... or of doubt without non-assumptive foundation. (Is assumptive a word??)
essy said…
Thats totally what sisters are for: laughing at.
RS said…
I know. Ain't it great? :-)

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