“Our underlying interest is not the paranormal per se, but the larger topics and issues such as how our beliefs in such things arise, how our minds work to deceive us, how we think, how our critical thinking capabilities can be improved.” (Loxton 2007)
In the end,
"Keeping an open mind is a virtue- but, as the space engineer James Oberg once said, not so open that your brains fall out. Of course we must be willing to change our minds when warranted with new evidence. But the evidence must be strong. Not all claims to knowledge have equal merit." (Sagan 1997)
“1. a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual.”(Dictionary.com 2011)
“The true meaning of the word skepticism has nothing to do with doubt, disbelief, or negativity. Skepticism is the process of applying reason and critical thinking to determine validity. It’s the process of finding a supported conclusion, not the justification of a preconceived conclusion.” (Dunning 2011)
- The general promotion of science literacy and critical thinking.
- Consumer protection in the areas considered to be "fringe science".
- Our Investigation Teams research and report on any paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims. If you are interested in getting involved with the SRT Investigators, please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'SRT Investigations' in the subject line.
- Our Media Resource Team is a local group dedicated to responding to members of print and broadcast media in a timely fashion to not just answer questions, but provide the necessary balance to the reporting of scientific, and not-so scientific events. If you are interested in getting involved with the SRT Media Resources, e-mail email@example.com with 'SRT Media' in the subject line.
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