International Skeptics Day is an annual celebration observed on January 13th of every year. Most often, there will be situations in which we are surrounded by doubting Thomas and non-believers. They are the ones who don’t believe certain things and go on to investigate them. Those skeptics will ask questions, and only after getting the perfect answers would they go with any fact. International Skeptics Day celebrates all those who never believe things at their face value. The Day encourages us to be skeptical and never accept anything without questioning and knowing the truth.
“Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.” – John Dewey
History of International Skeptics Day
The history and the founder of International Skeptics Day are unknown. It has been celebrated on three dates such as on January 13th, October 13th, and the first Friday of the year. There is no mention of the reason for all these dates as it is also skeptical. The Day might have been created by a skeptic who thought of recognizing all the skeptics. An attitude of doubt towards a particular object or a piece of knowledge, irrespective of whether it is philosophical, religious, or scientific, is called Skepticism. It is not that the skeptics don’t believe things. Instead, they just need to see the evidence to believe it is true. They are more in number in the field of science, and without whom, the world wouldn’t have seen so many proven facts and theories. One must understand that the world we live in has undergone so many developments and improvements only because of such doubtful questions. There is nothing wrong in asking a question or doubting things to get them proven.
Other Celebrations on January 13
January 13 is also celebrated as
- National Peach Melba Day
- National Rubber Ducky Day
- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
- National Sticker Day
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day
How to Celebrate International Skeptics Day
Celebrating International Skeptics Day is quite simple. Get to be skeptical and ask questions to know the right answers. Try to get clarification whenever you get doubts. Ask those questions to those who are experts in that field and verify. If you find any skeptics, then appreciate and encourage them to let you know about the proven facts and theories. You can even ask your doubts and share your views about this Day on social media using the hashtag #SkepticsDay.
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