As usual, Wednesday’s A.I. comes to us courtesy from last week’s Comment o’ the Week winner. Take it away, Rav Winston!
When perusing our Skepchicks website, I often notice how we
tend to comment or respond to articles and questions. Sometimes, I see
responses to an article that seem to ignore the preceding comments, as
if the author simply wanted to make their thoughts on the subject
And sometimes, once a discussion gets going, I see a lot of
back-and-forth that suggests we are thinking off the tops of our
heads, or from our guts.
And so I wonder; how many of us, when arguing a point, make use of
primary and secondary resource materials? How often do we cite for our
opinions? And how often do we shift our stances based upon preceeding
In short, do you think we adequately show our Skeptical, Rational
colours when flitting about the Intertubes?