Links With Your Coffee - Tuesday
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I never heard the outcome of the case until now. Josh sent me an update . The case was dismissed with prejudice which if I recall correctly means it can't be refiled. Okay, I'll look it up, yep, A dismissal with prejudice is dismissal of a case on merits after adjudication.The plaintiff is barred from bringing an action on the same claim. In short Dawkins made the accusation, but couldn't prove his case.
We all do it. In fact, we are generally very good at it. Smart and educated people are better at it.
Joe Nickell has been a working skeptic for a long time, and I am very happy to call him a friend. In writing this post I am reminded of something he said to me that struck me as particularly insightful - (paraphrasing) cynicism is a cheap form of skeptical one-upsmanship. In other words, it's easy to seem more skeptical than then next guy just be being more cynical. True skepticism, however, is hard intellectual work.