Episode 221 – Reclaiming Skepticism

03/11/2012

Skeptics are those who advocate taking a provisional approach to all claims and carefully evaluating all the evidence before coming to a conclusion. In other words, the very process that The Corbett Report is engaged in every week, right? Well, not according to the self-professed “skeptics,” many of whom are content to skewer others for their logical fallacies yet frequently deploy logical fallacies of their own when “debunking” the “conspiracy theorists” that seem to be popping up everywhere. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we note the hypocrisies of the supposed “skeptics” and embrace the term as our own.

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Buy the 2010 Video Archive DVD and support The Corbett Report
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Adam Savage on 9/11 Conspiracies (via the “Skeptically Speaking Podcast”)
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The Conspiracy Skeptic podcast on The Georgia Guidestones
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Skeptoid pronounces that “Conspiracy Theorists Aren’t Crazy”
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Randall Munroe of xkcd on confirmation bias and conspiracy
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About the Skeptic Society at Skeptic.com
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About Michael Shermer
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Why People Believe Weird Things
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Conspiracy Rising – CBC documentary
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Michael Shermer interviewed by John Stossel about conspiracy theories
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Michael Shermer breaks down 25 fallacies in thinking
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Paranoia Strikes Deep
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My Day in Dealey Plaza: Why JFK Was Killed by a Lone Assassin
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Shermer uses ad hominem attack to try to derail question about 9/11
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Joshua Blakeney on Michael Shermer
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Skeptically Speaking argues that SOPA is an oil company conspiracy to undermine climate science
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Climategate Exposes the Alarmist Machine
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Jon Kay on conspiracy theories
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Michael Truscello points out Jon Kay’s logical fallacy
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BBC frets over conspiracy theories on the internet
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Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories
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The 9/11 Official Conspiracy Theory
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