Many thanks to the organizers, presenters, attendees and everyone else who made this event a great success!
3rd Annual Reno Darwin Day Celebration!
Saturday February 9, 2013
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive
Reno, Nevada 89523
Skepticism, in the modern sense, has been described or defined
in many ways – all attempting to capture the essence of what is now known as the
We offer one definition that is simple, but very appropriate:
“A perspective that does not accept or reject at face value, but withholds judgment until sufficient evidence is available to make a decision” (Dr. Eugenie C. Scott).
Modern skepticism is embodied in the scientific method, which involves gathering data to formulate and test naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena. A claim becomes factual when it is confirmed to such an extent it would be reasonable to offer temporary agreement. But all facts in science are provisional and subject to challenge and change, and therefore skepticism is a method leading to provisional conclusions.
Skepticism is a method, not a belief.