Proposal: Skeptic Exchange

It explicitly says in the description for this proposal that the site “is NOT for discussion about skepticism.” I don’t understand this arbitrary restriction. Should this line be removed from the description and questions about skepticism be allowed?


The proposal is aimed at applied scepticism, so it is mainly about debunking pseudoscience and discussing about it. It is not about philosophical discussions about skepticism.

I consider this a sensible approach and I'd like to keep that in the proposal.

I'd like to keep topics that are inevitably leading to discussions, instead of objective Q&A, out of the site. But I realize we probably have different interpretations on what this line means exactly.

I do think that there might be a place for objectively answerable questions about skepticism, but the best place to decide that is probably the beta phase.

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    Scared of responding to skepticism of skepticism? – Crazy Eddie Feb 23 '11 at 0:44
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    @Fabian, your answer doesn’t answer anything. You are just stating what you would like without giving any reasons. – Timwi Feb 23 '11 at 2:39

Questions about skepticism may have their place on meta.skeptics, or on philosophy.area51. As a newcomer, I find the line helpful as it tells me it's not about the philosophical stance (what I would first think of when reading its name), but rather about… it.

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