Skeptic is Another Word for Coward

Posted: September 23, 2012 in Social Commentary

Skeptic is Another Word for Coward

By R. C. Seely

I was watching a show on the history channel the other day about Dragons. In it one of the scientists on it was saying that as much as he would like to believe in such creatures, like the Loch Ness Monster or other cryptological beings, his logical side is telling it doesn’t. With that cowardly a stance he never will find out! The funny thing is these same skeptics more than likely blindly follow progressive politicians and environmental activists.

These skeptics are so eager to close their minds to the mere possibilities of the natural world, but embrace that of the world of man. That is something that has always perplexed me.

First of all, it’s part of the scientists responsibility to prove or disprove the existence of such phenomena, not to sit back and ridicule those who do examine the validity of such claims.

The other perception I don’t understand though; why follow those of power so blindly. If anything that is the sector of the human comprehension that should be examined with a skeptical eye first, not last.

One scientist claims that we are hardwired to believe in dragons. It was basically an accumulation of our primate ancestors most feared predators, the large cats, large snakes, and large birds. I don’t buy into this theory personally, but I at least admit that it is a possibility in some cases. It at least follows the basic rule to most scientific principal, that there is some truth behind the myth. There were reports in a town in France in the 16th Century I believe, of a werewolf attacking its citizens. The team investigating it came to the mutual conclusion that it was a hyena that escaped from a nearby menagerie. There were reports of a wild beast that was said not to exist in Africa, which we know does and we know as the Mountain Gorilla. Those are just a couple of examples of this skeptical cowardice in the scientific community.

The biggest flaw in the skeptics analytical process is that think because the animal in question can’t be found it can’t exist. An animal that has been lived along man may have simply have figured out a very proficient method of detection by our species. It’s called evolution.

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