The common notion about being a "skeptic” is that you hold a generally questioning attitude or have a dubious opinion on a certain topic. At the extreme, terms like “climate skeptic” or “truther” express distrust and denial of scientific conclusions. Scientific skepticism, however, is an approach that emphasizes evaluating claims based on evidence. The process of skepticism is of great value to society to lessen the potential of believing or investing in something that isn’t all it appears to be, which may have social, financial or even tragic consequences.
"I Doubt That: The Media Guide to Skepticism" is a live workshop presented at JREF's Hollywood headquarters by Sharon Hill of DoubtfulNews.com. This presentation will provide a look into organized skepticism – what it is, what it means to be a skeptic, what skepticism isn’t, and why it’s important for everyone to know how to apply it in a world overloaded with questionable information. Come visit with some friendly neighborhood skeptics who can help you sort through the nonsense and critically evaluate some extraordinary claims. Find out the difference between merely saying “I’m skeptical” and REALLY applying skepticism.
Please join us at the JREF's Hollywood headquarters for "I Doubt That" Sunday, June 2 at 1:00pm. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on our Facebook event page. And for Google Maps directions to our headquarters, click here.