Friday, January 09, 2009

Quote of the day

"Now, it is sometimes said that people who take a skeptical approach to UFOs or ancient astronauts or indeed some varieties of revealed religion are engaging in prejudice. I maintain this is not prejudice. It is postjudice. That is, not a judgement made before examining the evidence but a judgement made after examining the evidence." - Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience

1 comment:

Friar Zero said...

This reminds me of something I read recently in which an advocate for alternative medicine was complaining that skeptics don't continue to withhold belief after empirical testing.

As if it were necessary for skeptics to remain skeptical even after having seen sufficient evidence that a particular methodology or product is utter nonsense.