The Yatton Daemoniac and 18th Century Skepticism

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“On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity” – Adam Smith

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We can all superficially agree with that most beloved of common sense skeptic maxims coined by sociologist and CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) co-founder Marcello Truzzi that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”.  Where we might quibble is on the interpretation of which phenomena are to be regarded as “extraordinary” and which are merely “trivial”.  Were you to tell me that The Back Street Boys were artistic geniuses, I might regard that as an extraordinary statement and demand some sort of incontestable way to verify the truth of your supposition.  Given, I may have a deep rooted bias towards boy bands, and to my understanding we have been led to believe that Backstreet’s back, alright, but…

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