Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reason and skepticism

Reason magazine has a blog post on Michael Moynihan's recent Newsweek piece on skepticism. I made a few critical comments on Twitter about the Moynihan piece when it came out, noting its lack of engagement with the turmoil over sexual misconduct claims now roiling the skeptics' movement. The comments section at the Reason post gives some glimpses into the frictions between two movements--skepticism and libertarianism--that historically have had some overlap but at present seem mostly at odds. (Note, for instance, the complaints that the skeptics believe in anthropogenic global warming.)

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