I’m dropping in today during Elyse’s AI to ask y’all your experience with “little s” skeptics in your lives. I’m a Skeptic. Big S. I think it’s an important and interesting part of living a rational life. Most of my very close friends are either also “Big S” skeptics, or understand the part it plays in my life.
And maybe not so surprisingly, a very large percentage of the people I admire, even if I do not know them well (or at all) are at the least “little s” skeptics. Some are easy to spot: Louis CK is a great example. Doesn’t identify as a skeptic, but walks the walk. I am not surprised to find that I find these qualities admirable wherever they are. I am curious how the label itself changes me, or them, or not.
What about in your life?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.