Chapter 4

“I stand before you under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote.”  Susan B. Anthony said this in a speech that became to be known as “Women’s Right to Vote.”  After reading this, I let my imagination take me back to a time where I could come face to face with my fellow women in a fight for the right to be heard.  I wonder though, would I have the courage to stand with them and be arrested?  I know I would want the right to vote, but would I stay silent, or take a stand?  I hope that I would take a stand, knowing that only brave actions happen under fearful circumstances.

“Michael Shermer, the author of Why People Believe Weird Things and director of the Skeptics Society, defines a skeptic as “one who questions the validity of a particular claim by calling for evidence to prove or disprove it.”

I never thought of myself as a skeptic before, but under this definition, I actually want to be.  There is nothing wrong with making sure the statement or claim is solid before trusting in it.  I mean somethings in life, you have to have a little faith, but I tend to think that we shouldn’t believe everything we hear without searching out the truth for ourselves.

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