Skeptics with a K: Episode #103


Homosexuals, cat reiki, the Loan Ranger and eyeball licking. Plus rainbows, jawbones, racoons and Christians. Sadly without Colin, it’s Skeptics with a K.

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  1. #1 by Rich Whitehead on August 15, 2013 - 21:23

    In Re to the Skeptics in the states who are not liberals. A lot of the folks I’ve met aren’t conservatives, they tend to be Libertarians so on some issues they are closer to the conservatives on size and role of government but are closer to the libs on social issues.

  2. #2 by Petri, Finland on August 17, 2013 - 07:14

    Did you read about Pentecostal pastors telling their HIV patients to rely on God instead of taking medicine? It was on BBC.com recently (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23729684). Wow! I didn’t know stuff like this happens in the UK.

  3. #3 by Paul on August 23, 2013 - 18:36

    In America, from what I’ve found, the default politics of most skeptics is indeed liberal. There is a small but definetly present minority of libertarian skeptics, which is usually considered far to the right. These people, IMO, cling to one last sacred cow believing that in the absence of government society would maintain a kind of utopian anarchy where all sectors of society hang in a beautifully balanced equilibrium..through magic? Lol j/k my best friends a libertarian their sacred cow is cute. It’s totally delusional, but that’s just my opinion. Generally on all social issues they agree with the liberal conclusion only on the grounds of small government, which leads to support for marriage equality, drug decriminalization, pro-choice etc.

    Nevertheless, the majority of skepticism in the US I would classify as liberal-leaning.

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