The sceptical attitude involves:
- Seeking all relevant evidence concerning any extraordinary or putative paranormal event, claim or theory.
- Keeping an open mind and not rejecting paranormal claims a priori.
- Refusing to accept as true theories and explanations for which there is insufficient or ambiguous evidence and recognising that withholding belief is a preferable position to accepting claims for which there is insufficient evidence.
- In seeking explanations, to prefer the ordinary to the extraordinary, the natural to the supernatural and the simple to the complex.
(Taken from the Australian Skeptics website – February 2013)
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Canberra Skeptics website
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Launceston Skeptics on MeetUp
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Victorian Skeptics website
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Great Ocean Road Skeptics Facebook Group
Gippsland Skeptics Facebook Group
Skeptics Association of Monash (SAM) – Gippsland Facebook Group
Western Australian Skeptics website
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