12-12-2011, 06:31 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2007
| | Are skeptics proud of being bigoted against unconventional claims?
Sparky posted this in another topic ....
| '...This does not apply to me. I am a member of the “reality based community”. Ridicule, bewailing, and scorn are my favorite techniques. I am an arrogant, closed minded, Western trained, tool of the medical industrial complex. And proud of it.... ' -Marc Crislip.
I get the impression from reading 'skeptic' forums that many self named 'skeptics' feel proud of being prejudiced, proud of attacking claims on a-priori grounds , proud of scoffing, calling others 'woo woos', proud of dismissing contrary lab evidence, proud of being part of a 'skeptic' group ....
What is this all about? What is the psychological explanation for such behaviour?