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Mon, Oct 06, 2014 - 02:53 PM

What’s the difference between humanism and skepticism?



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Print Mon, Oct 06, 2014 - 02:53 PM
While most humanists would consider themselves skeptics and skeptics are often humanists, humanism has a broader focus on compassion and civil liberties. Skeptics base their arguments on science and doubt all assumptions–even this one.

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Print Tue, Feb 24, 2015 - 12:16 AM
I don't think they are mutually exclusive. I'm a healthy blend.


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Print Wed, Feb 25, 2015 - 08:42 AM
I'd bet that most humanists are skeptics, but it's certainly possible to be a skeptic without adopting humanist values.


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Print Sun, Apr 05, 2015 - 07:08 PM
The two are separate points of view. They don't NECESSARILY go hand-in-hand, but they don't rule each other out, either.

Humanism focuses on the facets and aspects of the human experience, our lives and what we perceive. Skepticism is healthy doubt of a concept or idea that has little to no proof to build upon. Apples & cheese balls..........

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Print Fri, Oct 16, 2015 - 06:26 AM
Humanism is an acceptance of measurable evidence about our origins, and the most cooperative method necessary to propagate our species. Atheism, Gnosticism, religions and Secularism are based on the belief or negation of belief. Humanism needs no explanation other than what we can know about our species. Skepticism, or the ability to discern between what you understand and don't understand is innately human. Not everyone studies humanity outside of their own belief system but all humans have skepticism. :-)


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