Skeptical Quotes

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Believing something is not an accomplishment. I grew up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they`re really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy.

David Cain

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Instinct and intuition play an important part in human understanding and experience... but they should never be treated as the final word on a subject.

Greta Christina

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No matter how unlikely an event is, it doesn`t mean that a supernatural explanation would be more likely, especially when you consider the fact that in order for us to accept such an explanation, we have to agree that scientific models of nature that have consistently and accurately explained and predicted many natural events are completely wrong simply because we have witnessed an unlikely event.

Armin Navabi

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Not knowing the answer to a question is not a valid excuse for making up a fairytale to explain it.

Armin Navabi

You cannot solve a mystery by using a bigger mystery as the answer.

Armin Navabi

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The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself.

David Cain

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When people are taught to let go of difficult questions and trust whatever religious authorities tell them? That it`s better to trust their feelings than their critical thinking skills? That evidence and reason are less important than faith? That "doubter" is a synonym for "sinner"? They become vulnerable to every cheater, chiseler, swindler, con artist, and late night infomercial huckster who` s lucky enough to cross their gullible paths.

Greta Christina

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Faith is an unclassified cognitive illness disguised as a moral virtue.

Peter Boghossian

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Faith is the banishment of doubt.

Jane the Virgin (movie)

There is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought [...] fill the vacuum left by ignorance.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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You could spend your life studying how to lie and use that to tell the truth.

Penn Jillette

Debunking bad science should be constant obligation of the science community, even if it takes time away from serious research or seems to be a losing battle.

Martin Gardner

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A scientist must (...) be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting.

Douglas Adams

Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves.

Christopher Hitchens

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