About South African Skeptics

What is modern skepticism?

Modern skepticism is the method of using scientific principles to evaluate claims or ideas. This is a positive action, to separate sense from nonsense. Skepticism is therefore not to be confused with cynicism.

Skepticism has a lot of negative connotations to it. Many people think skeptics dismiss any or all ideas, or that they distrust everything. But that is cynicism. Modern skeptics apply the principles of science and critical thinking to find the truth about ideas and claims. To quote The Skeptic Society: "...skepticism is a method, not a position."

In an electronic age, where information is freely available to a large number of people, it becomes even more important to be able to separate good ideas from bad ones. This is where critical thinking skills become valuable.

Our goal

It will be the goal of this website to establish an online skeptic community for and by South Africans. If you have any ideas or want to help out, please contact me.

To take part in the forum discussions please register in the forum. Even if you are not from South Africa or a skeptic - everyone is welcome!

No idea or belief should be above question.

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