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scepticism

[skep-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˈskɛp təˌsɪz əm/
noun
Related forms
antiscepticism, noun
overscepticism, noun
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  • In science scepticism is good and acceptable, to a degree that might vary with the topic.
  • In spite of scepticism, that first conference reached an unexpected measure of success.
  • Illusion is not aided, either, by a progressive change of mood from playful scepticism to morbid solemnity.
  • So many deductions about how old objects are and how old the the universe are in conflict to motivate some scepticism.
  • Accepting the greenhouse policies took big industrialised countries decades and therefore scepticism is still contemporary.
  • scepticism is necessary in today's world as there are so many shysters and frauds with so many agendas.
  • scepticism, though often at great cost, ultimately prevailed.
  • scepticism is rational, and you have to be rational to be successful at anything.
  • The basis of good science is critical thinking and a healthy scepticism about claims, theories and experimental results.
  • It's good that these sorts of questions are now being asked with some scepticism and a degree of aggression.

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