October 13 is International Skeptics Day

Whether you are skeptical of when the holiday is celebrated or not, we can all agree that the day encourages people to be skeptical and to never accept anything without questioning its veracity.

Which of the following makes you the weariest
the know-it-all or conspiracy theorist?
They've found it somewhere on the Internet
or in social media, I would certainly bet.

You can argue the facts 'til your blue in the face
but their alt reality strengthens their base,
They know the truth and doubt your voracity
Don't argue with them, it overloads their capacity.

We each have our faith about what we believe
Those who dare differ are there to deceive
Is there still such a thing as someone's open mind
or did that all die with just being kind?


20 thoughts on “October 13 is International Skeptics Day”

  1. Very good Pat, said clearly and precisely I would say. But, hmm 🤔 I’m not sure if skeptics Day is today, I’m skeptical about that. 😊

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  2. Wise words Pat. The world has changed, and not for the better in my view. These days far too many people think that their view on a topic is the only right one, but it’s possible to have opposing views and both be right. It depends on what perspective you are looking at it from. If you can’t see the other person’s point of view, you should at least be able to agree to disagree. Mind you that doesn’t mean to say that you’re wrong and they’re right 😊

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    1. Thanks, Malc. Well said. Wish we could be more willing to look for commonalities and less in looking at where/why the other person is wrong. Janus was the only person who could look both ways at once.

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    1. Since you are an American, I should have spelt it “Skeptical” 😛 Hope you don’t mind. Again, I should have said “spelled” instead of “spelt” 😅 The different “colours” of the English language! 😄

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    1. Excellent points, Priscilla. I think it’s a by-product of our increased tribalism or someone doesn’t want their silo touched by another silo. Common courtesy is becoming uncommon. We’ve lost some of our humanity along the way.


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