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Great ape teeth: Discovery in Germany could re-write human history
submitted 1 year ago by magnora7 from usatoday.com
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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (2 children)
Let me first distinguish between my skepticism of the popular science, and a healthy level of professional skepticism from scientific peers. I will admit I am selectively skeptical when it comes to anything outside of my field. As I mentioned I don't know enough anthropology to even understand the finding or implications. I just have a gut reaction, which is admittedly selective and ignorant.
[–]juggernaut8 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (1 child)
My point is that skepticism should be a default position when presented with any information, one should try to avert the tendency to be selectively skeptical. This is important these days because 'skeptics' (who are in fact dogmatists) have perverted actual skepticism. We should be careful not to fall into that same trap.
[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
I see. Good point.