Wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment but, at least here in Europe, you wouldn’t use the word faith in that way.

What you call faith is more acxurately called trust. Faith is belief without evidence. I also reject that negationists call themselves skeptics. This hijacks a term that has a noble history in science and critical thinking, to indicate instead the most moronic of attitudes: negationism (denial without evidence)

So in summary:

What you call skepticism is negationism.

What you call faith is trust.

That said. Very good article that makes excellent observations!



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