The Problem of Selective Skepticism

What does it mean to be a skeptic? Can one be skeptical about one thing, and a true believer in something else? Or is selective skepticism not really skepticism at all?

This is an issue that has been worrying me.

As my pseudonym suggests, I try to treat neuroscience skeptically. I try my best to think seriously about claims made about the brain and check them against the facts, the evidence. This doesn’t mean I reject everything: it means I accept only what the evidence supports.


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