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A skeptic is a person who is taking a critical position in a given situation, usually by employing the principles of critical thinking[?] and the scientific method to evaluate the validity of claims and practices.

Skeptics are often confused with, or even denounced as, cynics. The truth, however, is that valid skeptical criticism (as opposed to arbitrary or subjective misgivings for an idea) strictly originates from an objective and methodological examination that is often agreed between skeptics themselves.

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