According to Wikipedia, pseudoskepticism is a term referring to a philosophical or scientific position which appears to be that of skepticism or scientific skepticism but which in reality fails to be so.
The term was probably launched by Marcello Truzzi.
While “skeptopath” is supposed to stand for a well seasoned pseudoskeptic, there seems to be (a kind of) a new term “pathoskeptisism” becoming fashionable and it is of course used by true believers in voodoo science.
I am happy to call myself a pathoskeptic, because the mission of this blog is to dismiss obvious falsehoods and crazy claims immediately, without any argumentation what so ever. Just to save time and valueable resources.
Of course, even the most seasoned pathoskeptic can be fooled, easiest by himself.
I believe, these two great minds had it right.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
— Richard P. Feynman
It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.”
— Albert Einstein
Of course, in reality, we must all be ready to change our minds if evidence suggests we are wrong. I am always happy to look at a new picture of the reality. What could be more thrilling than that?
My intentions are not malicious. This blog is about my personal views and I tend to be wrong a lot. I am sorry if I offend anybody, that is not my primary goal. My primary goal is to make observations and see if I can recognize a falsehood.
I am not a practicing scientist, though I did once complete a masters degree in theoretical physics. Nowadays science is just a hobby and I bring bread to the table by working for software and electronics industry.
I am using a nickname “tyy” all around Internet, everyone calls me that anyway, but I am not hiding behind anonymity. You can find my other blog written in Finnish here, together with my personal information.
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Let’s have fun.