Claus Larsen, Editor
After centuries of discovery, we are much more aware of how the world around us works. Mice do not spontaneously regenerate from dirty rags. Thunder is not the sound of Thor’s chariot.
And yet, we see beliefs that were once thought had been banished by the light of science continue to exist, even flourish. Astrology, healing, the “spirit world,” acupuncture, zone therapy, angels, demons, homeopathy, ESP, remote viewing, out-of-body experiences
Maybe we have not yet mentally come out from the shadowy caves, even if our bodies have. Maybe we just cannot understand this brave new world we have created. Maybe it simply goes too fast for us.
Are these excuses for delving into the realms of irrationality? Should we give up on our advances and go back to the “good old days” of superstition? Of course not. But we need to address these issues, in a way that doesn’t turn us away from
Knowledge is a double-edged sword: We gain from it, but we discover new pitfalls too.
Fear of the future and what it will bring
SkepticReport hopes to help dispel the darkness by providing a forum for skeptical and critical thinking.