Modern-day Humanists are skeptics by nature. We don't take any serious claim at face value unless there is reasonable evidence to back it up and a "hard to vary" explanation of why it occurs. This is particularly the case with claims that appeal to the super-natural, such as the existence of a god. We live in an age of information, where all kinds of claims are coming at us daily from all angles, and there isn't always good science available to shed light on a topic. How do we find the time to make sense of it all, and determine what's true and what is not?
Well here's a list of questions to always ask to make the taskeasier:
Michael Shermer introduces the "Baloney Detection Kit"
Critical thinking is a key ideal that we as Humanists believe is important, not only in our own lives, but also as a cherished value to pass on to our children. There is another wonderful group in Ottawa called : Ottawa Skeptics. This group is focused on exploring radical claims that are made by people with the scientific method and critical inquiry.