Confirmation Bias: the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities.
Now read the title of this post again very carefully and ask yourself if it – itself – is not a form of confirmation bias.
If that question hurt your brain, then you can see that this skepticism thing can go too far.
But there is a sweet spot. The speaker glosses over this sweet spot in his lecture. But it’s there.
Can you figure out the sweet spot in skepticism?
Have you decided on a sweet spot for your own skepticism after Scientology?