May 3, 2009

How to Promote Skepticism

Critical thinking and science based skepticism is one of the greatest tools we have in regard to human logic and deduction - and if you're looking to promote skepticism you already know that. While there are major challenges in getting people to think more critically, changing someone's worldview isn't the focus of this article. Instead of "converting" anyone or trying to win arguments, let's take a look at raising awareness of skepticism and inserting it into unexpected places.

I took a lot of photos for this. I tried to make them look like stock photography, but with little hints that show they were obviously taken for the article. The top picture has a swine flu headline for example. The store picture has some homeopathic remedies. See if you can spot all the clues :)

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