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someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

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It analysed the warming impact of solar activity - a popular theory among climate sceptics - but found that, over the past 250 years, the contribution of the sun has been "consistent with zero".
Since no one first presents arguments for the belief in external objects, no context arises in which the sceptic is required to affirm or deny it, nor does any prior dispute define what would count either way.
He added he now considers himself a converted sceptic as his views had undergone a total turnaround.
As for Sextus, he claims that the sceptic does not have belief if it is taken as assent to some non-evident matter investigated by sciences, but that he does have belief if it is taken as mere acquiescence in something, and the problem is how to understand the latter.
All of the above are reasons why I remain a sceptic.
You cannot have a sceptic saying "Let the evil demon deceive me as much as he can", because anyone who says this is by that token not a sceptic, since he does not doubt everything.
The sceptic confuses "the discovery that knowledge is impossible under the conditions of philosophical reflection with the discovery, under the conditions of philosophical reflection, that knowledge is generally impossible" (p.
In [sub-section] 2 we discuss an argument of Brueckner's that, if successful, would undercut Wright's argument; Brueckner tries to show that Wright, in his generosity, has given the sceptic a completely implausible premiss.
London, March 20 (ANI): A sceptic challenged an Indian tantric to kill him live on television, after the guru proclaimed that he could kill another man using only his mystical powers.
Mr Premanand is pretty much unique in India: a sceptic in a country full of believers.
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A Brit businessman, who admits being a total alien sceptic, has described his close encounter with nine suspected UFOs as he walked his dog past a wind turbine.
Unemployment would triple "virtually at a stroke" under the Euro- sceptic policies the Tories are flirting with, a Government Minister claimed yesterday.
He said he had always been a Euro sceptic and claimed some candidates had been trying to represent all existing Euro MPs as supporting more integration.
Nick changed from a sceptic into a believer after investigating a UFO sighting in March 1993.
What sceptics believe": The effects of information and deliberation on climate change scepticism.