I received another suggestion for the “The New and Improved Ass Kicking Thursday Afternoon Afternoon Inquisition”. As you may recall, these are questions you all send in when you have something important you’d like the readers to discuss, or when you can tell that I’m totally out of good ideas. (Use the comments or contact page to suggest more.)
Today’s topic comes from Skepchick reader, thewiremonkey, who says:
The New York Times is once again referring to a climate change denier as a skeptic. This really bugs the heck out of me because when I tell people I’m a skeptic, they often ask, “Oh, so you don’t believe in climate change?”.
Aside from promoting Skepchick ( which everyone does, right?), how can we get the use of “big S” Skeptic in broader use, as a specific philosophy of critical thinking and not just “someone who doubts”? Any ideas?
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. And the New and Improved Ass Kicking Thursday Afternoon Afternoon Inquisition is something Sam made up. Look for it to appear when Sam is out of ideas, sick, or just too drunk to even blink.