Skeptic people are celebrated today

Skeptic people are celebrated today (January 13) cause it is Skeptic’s Day. Photo: Days of The Year.

While there is a necessity to keeping imagination and belief alive, a necessity that can almost be said to be vital to the human soul, there are those who help us keep our feet on the ground while we reach for the stars – skeptics.

Who would have thought that there would be a day where we celebrate the skeptics in our lives?

Well, today (Saturday) is Skeptic’s Day which celebrates that skeptic person in your life.

We all have that one person who sits by quiet in contempt while we work our way through ghost stories and the latest health craze and instead keeps themselves focused on research and evidence before believing anything.

If you have that kind of person in your life, today is your opportunity to celebrate their adherence to facts.

History of Skeptic’s Day

Skeptic’s Day came into being to recognise the all-important skeptic in everyone’s lives. It is not true that skeptics don’t believe anything; they just have to see the evidence of the thing in front of them, tested and tried and true.

While this doesn’t make them particularly religious fellows, it does give them the ability to not be taken in by snake-oil claims and scam artists. They are one of the greatest resources the dreamer can have.

Skeptics are, thankfully, well in abundance in scientific circles. After all, belief isn’t going to make the world of physics behave in ways outside of those prescribed by the natural order.

You can’t make technology function by just slapping things together and hoping they work, so you need someone who is able to see how things actually work, and that’s your skeptic for you.

Here is how to celebrate Skeptic’s Day

Celebrate Skeptic’s Day by becoming one yourself, if only for 24 hours. When you see a post on the internet making some claim that sounds a bit too good to be true, or even too negative to be believable, take the time to research it.

All too often people are presenting information to get the reaction from you that they want. Skeptics know that opinions are one thing, but facts are facts, and in facts lay the release from being gullible and looking foolish.

Take the time to appreciate the skeptic in your life on this day, thank them for always looking out for the facts and reigning in the wild claims and mistaken beliefs of those of us who are perhaps a little less fastidious about keeping their facts straight.

Skeptic’s Day is their day to shine, so make sure they know you appreciate them.

Information sourced from Days of The Year.

  AUTHOR
Puleng Sekabate

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