We are not scientists. We are science-based skeptics.
A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion.*
The purpose of this parenting site is to promote quality science and refute different types of speculative claims such as the supernatural, pseudoscience, alternative medicine, and any other extraordinary claim that contradicts facts established by science and/or reasoning.
We’re happy to have differing opinions here, so long as the language is mild and the arguments aren’t entirely ad hominems. We have opinions about various beliefs, and those opinions, by their very nature, might offend some people. That being said, we reserve the right to delete any nonconstructive comments from trolls.
Other than that, we welcome debate and discussion, and in the spirit of the blog, we’re happy to make corrections to any factual errors.
Thanks for checking out the blog. Please send questions and/or suggestions for future topics to ticktock(dot)colin(at)gmail(dot)com.