concerned wrote:Some more excellent personal experience reports:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlBz_wWb ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3GK2jFD ... re=related
cah wrote:Sometimes I think I have a split personality, one could post here, the other one on the sceptics thread.
I don't think there's such a thing like "healthy scepticism". Scepticism is an absolute way of thinking. Either you question things (scientifically), or you don't. Questioning things "a bit" (again, scientifically) is like being slightly pregnant.
On the other hand, what's considered healthy is very relative, consisting of comparison, common sense and average. So, if you say you're scepticism is healthy, it's like saying "I'm relatively absolute.".
A much more precise picture is that there are two conflicting opinions in my mind existing side by side. While I understand the importance of strict scientifical approaches, I also see the many personal experiences that are compelling to me.
The only way out of this dilemma is to draw the conclusion that it's futile to think in terms of a general "right" or "wrong". Each case is different and every decision must be made individually.
But what derives from that is the understanding that it is plain wrong to judge another one's decision.
Innovators are the first individuals to adopt an innovation... Risk tolerance has them adopting technologies which may ultimately fail.
This is the second fastest category of individuals who adopt an innovation. More discreet in adoption choices than innovators.
Individuals in this category adopt an innovation after a varying degree of time. This time of adoption is significantly longer than the innovators and early adopters.
Individuals in this category will adopt an innovation after the average member of the society. These individuals approach an innovation with a high degree of skepticism and after the majority of society has adopted the innovation.
Individuals in this category are the last to adopt an innovation... These individuals typically have an aversion to change-agents and tend to be advanced in age.
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