International Skeptics Day

If you’re not sure if this day deserves to be recognized, then it is for you! International Skeptics Day falls on October 13th and is one for conspiracy theorists and those who don’t believe everything they are told. It’s great to have an open mind, so those who fall into the skeptical category get their own day.

What Is International Skeptics Day?

Well, the history of the day itself is hard to determine – so a true skeptic may just love that! But this is a day for those who question the norm and don’t take the evidence in front of them as testament. They like to delve deeper, to find out where the facts came from, or just do not trust the mainstream much of the time.

This isn’t to say that they are always on the skeptical side of life. A lot of the time, a skeptic will see the sense in what everyone else takes as truth, but they are a bit more selective with what they believe. Sure, this doesn’t make them as open to religion, but they are also less likely to be taken advantage of.

It must be hard to scam a true skeptic as they will likely try to get to the bottom of someone’s intentions. When it comes to science, there is a misconception that a skeptic is against such beliefs. They actually make good scientists as they look to question the current status quo and look for different answers.

This helps to drive science and technology forward. So, every October 13th, see if you can harness the inner skeptic in you and ask more questions.

How To Observe International Skeptics Day

The easiest way to observe International Skeptics Day is to question things. There might be something you see in the news that doesn’t seem right, and there is plenty of material for this on social media. It starts with digging a little deeper, trying to find out if the facts are true or if they don’t add up. It all comes with a little research.

YouTube can be a fun resource for this. Why not watch a video about a conspiracy theory to see what people are questioning? Some of it may feel a bit wild and out there, but this is only for a day, and it can be fun.

To get involved, try using the hashtag #InternationalSkepticsDay. There will be plenty of people on there sharing what they are skeptical about. Some of it will likely be satirical, but there are also lots of useful and fun ways to follow people in their journey to find out the truth.

Speak to the skeptic in your life; we all know at least one. Ask them what they are interested in at the moment. This can be a fun way to observe a day of the year with a difference. Who knows, you might become a skeptic yourself.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 13 Sunday
Next year (2025)
October 13 Monday
Last year (2023)
October 13 Friday
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