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Superman (September 15, 2011, 13:32:29 PM):
Boogie Monster, I really do not like psychologists/psychiatrists and esp not their tests. I think that eventually sciences like evolutionary biology and neuroscience will make psychology obsolete. At least to a very large extent. Something that I am very skeptical about are personality and IQ tests.

And that question has to a large extent been answered by evolutionary biology, game theory, etc. We're inherently self-interested (not necessarily selfish), and that self-interest frequently translates into various altruistic behaviours in both human and non-human animals.

Thank you Jacques I really like your post. I agree with this and it is something that I want to learn more about *and it is hard science* wich I like even more.

Very interesting responses again great forum that makes a person think!

Superman
Superman (September 15, 2011, 13:45:29 PM):
PS according to Wiki there seems to be three types of skepticism
1. Scientific Skepticism
2. Religious Skepticsim
3. Philosophical Skepticism

Myself I would fall under Religious Skepticism definitely not under the other two.

Hope you do not have a problem with that. I just thought I should clear this up so that you understand better where I am coming from.

Regards,

Superman
Brian (September 15, 2011, 14:24:30 PM):
PS according to Wiki there seems to be three types of skepticism
1. Scientific Skepticism
2. Religious Skepticsim
3. Philosophical Skepticism
I find this Wiki classification contrived. Skepticism IMHO is a particular approach or mindset to whatever subject you wish. By definition, philosophical skepticism looks awfully like an oxymoron?? WTF
BoogieMonster (September 15, 2011, 14:41:38 PM):
I also find it a bit weird. Science is almost an embodiment of skepticism. If you're not skeptical of science you're doing it wrong.
Superman (September 15, 2011, 14:53:04 PM):
Sorry am I misunderstanding. Would you be skeptic about for eg something like evolution that is supported by a lot of evidence. If so I cannot be a skeptic at all hope I do not offend somebody. I really cannot be skeptic about something that is supported by evidence.

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