How did you find skepticism? When did you realize that you had a skeptical mind? Did you know what a skeptic was before you became one? The number of answers here are infinite. Everyone has a unique perspective and a unique story to tell about how they came to the skeptical community.
Perhaps a question that is not asked frequently enough is “what keeps you active the skeptical movement?” While the number of possible answers here might seem equally infinite and unique, you are likely to find that there are a finite number of common threads that keeps skepticism, as a movement, woven together. One of the strongest strands in our skeptical tapestry is in the knowing that pseudoscience can kill. It has before, and it will again.
There are dozens of reasons why I am a skeptical activist. However, this news report and too many other similar stories like this one, remind me of the most important reasons why.
Medieval beliefs yield medieval results.