What is skepticism?

Skepticism is the philosophical position that doubts that knowledge can be attained absolutely, yet it does not say things cannot be known.  Skepticism could be said to be a search for knowledge, but that all knowledge must remain under scrutiny, hence, skepticism.

Scientific skepticism says that though science is extremely valuable in gaining knowledge, it has also taught us that what we believe to be true is very often found to be false.  Therefore, scientific skepticism leaves knowledge gained through the scientific method open to being challenged.

 

 

 

 
 
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