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Word: skeptic

Definition: sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism


Sentences Containing 'skeptic'

Aaronson in May 2011 updated his views, announcing that he was "retiring as Chief D-wave Skeptic" in 2011, and reporting his "skeptical but positive" views based on a visit to D-Wave in February 2012.
According to James Randi, a scientific skeptic who has debunked many claims of psychic ability and uncovered fraudulent practises, mediums who do cold readings "fish, suggest possibilities, make educated guesses and give options."
After many parts in regional theater and being hired to perform multiple Broadway workshops including "Clueless The Musical" and "Dangerous Beauty", Cassidy made her film acting debut in the 2009 film "The Skeptic" starring Zoe Saldana and written and directed by Tennyson Bardwell.
In 2003, skeptic investigator Massimo Polidoro in his book "Secrets of the Psychics" documented the history of fraud in mediumship and spiritualistic practices as well as the psychology of psychic deception.
In May 16, 2013 again he resumed his skeptic post. He now criticizes D-Wave for blowing results out of proportion on press releases that claim speedups of three orders of magnitude, while at the same time a recently published paper by scientists from ETH Zurich that had access to a 128 qubit D-Wave computer outperformed it by a factor of 15 using regular digital computers and applying classical metaheuristics (particularly simulated annealing) to the problem that D-Wave's computer is specifically designed to solve.
In one of a series of articles in "Skeptic" on the movie "", ID critic Ed Brayton noted: Campaign-related websites by the Discovery Institute.
In the early 1980s the SPR member Brian Inglis was involved in a dispute with the skeptic Ruth Brandon over the mediumship of Daniel Dunglas Home in the "New Scientist" magazine.
In the episode "Lisa the Skeptic", Lisa finds a skeleton that many people believe is an apocalyptic angel.
MIT professor Scott Aaronson, self-described "Chief D-Wave Skeptic", originally said that D-Wave's demonstrations did not prove anything about the workings of the computer.
Paul Kurtz (; December 21, 1925 – October 20, 2012) was a prominent American skeptic and secular humanist. He has been called "the father of secular humanism".
The editor, Michael Shermer, director of the Skeptics Society, pulled together articles originally published in Skeptic magazine with some conceptual overviews and historical documents to create this two-volume encyclopedia.
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is a collection of articles that discuss the Skeptics Society's scientific findings of investigations into popular pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.
The skeptic Samuel Harsnett (1599), rejected all belief in witches.
Though Nicias was a skeptic about the Sicilian Expedition, he was appointed along with Alcibiades to lead the expedition.
Within the definition of "bright", many, but not all, brights also identify variously under other terms or identities, including atheist, antitheist, humanist (specifically secular humanist), freethinker, Objectivist, irreligionist, naturalist, materialist or physicalist, agnostic, ignostic, skeptic, apatheist, or even naturalistic pantheist, pandeist or classical Deist, and so on.

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::: reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
::: expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
::: exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
::: problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.