As skeptics we tackle about a million different “skeptical topics”. In fact, it seems like no topic in the universe is invulnerable to woo. It’s everywhere… in everything… you cannot escape it. Someone somewhere has an alternative theory about anything that is and is almost not imaginable. And, unfortunately, as reality activists, it’s absolutely impossible to get to the bottom of everything and understand the truth or even recognize the fallacies in every topic that is presented… we cannot be “true skeptics” all the time.
But what if we could ease our burden? What if we could change one thing and make a single topic totally woo-proof? Let’s say you are given the opportunity to shine a big fat ray of truth on any one thing and make everyone everywhere understand it totally and completely. What would that topic be? Is it something that you already understand? Is it something you totally don’t understand but wish you could? What would you do with that information once it’s truthified? Would you be wearing pants while shining the truth upon the world? Would I be wearing pants? Would the truth even involve pants? Are you wearing pants right now? Are pants even relevant to this question? What is my obsession with pants? Stop picturing me with my pants off and answer the question!
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.