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Should we change SCEPCOP's acronym? See new proposal here

Postby Scepcop » 26 Aug 2009, 19:23

Hi all,
Purple Scissors and I have been discussing what path SCEPCOP should take. Among his many proposals, are this new logo which changes the acronym in SCEPCOP. See below. What do you think? Does it sound better than the current one?

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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby Purple Scissor » 29 Aug 2009, 07:08

I do not get to vote of course, since it is my proposal. However, just to clarify, it seems the poll is just about the change of name, not the entire screenshot. Scientific Committee for Exposing, Preventing and Correcting Organized Pseudoskepticism. Alternate to "Preventing" is "Protesting," but I thought that sounded as though we come from a weak position. The word "Organized" is in there because it fits the letters of SCEPCOP, and does not mean, of course, that we only challenge pseudoskepticism when it is organized.
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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby Scepcop » 29 Aug 2009, 09:03

You do get to vote since you're a member of this forum and of SCEPCOP. And so do I, though I must admit that I'm undecided.
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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby Purple Scissor » 29 Aug 2009, 11:04

Okay if you say so
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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby johnbenneth » 29 Aug 2009, 16:27

Sounds good to me. What does Randi say? :lol:
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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby Scepcop » 29 Aug 2009, 23:38

johnbenneth wrote:Sounds good to me. What does Randi say? :lol:


Randi doesn't give a sh** about us, what do you expect him to say? Here is what he said:

" "

(end of quote)

Sound good to you? lol

Anyhow, Brian Josephson, 1973 Nobel Laureate, suggested this revision to SCEPCOP. What do you think?

--On 28 August 2009 21:57:49 -0700 scepcop@debunkingskeptics.com wrote:

> Should the words that SCEPCOP stands for be changed? See the new
> proposal here and cast your vote!

No time to get an a/c and, but I'm not in favour of the proposal made
and would like to suggest instead a change from 'cynicism' to
'criticism', which seems more appropriate (I've made some additional
minor changes):

"Scientific Committee for the Exposure of Pseudoskeptical Criticism of
the Paranormal"

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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby tjpublish » 30 Aug 2009, 12:34

Preventing and Correcting

Try "Protesting and Contesting"
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Re: Should we change the words in SCEPCOP? See new proposal here

Postby Scepcop » 30 Aug 2009, 12:43

tjpublish wrote:Preventing and Correcting

Try "Protesting and Contesting"


I suggested that but Purple Scissor said that using the word "protest" made us sound weak like a victim. I think he has a point. But yeah, the word "preventing" sounds a bit odd since it's unnatural to try to prevent someone's thoughts, no matter how fallacious, from occurring.
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Re: Should we change SCEPCOP's acronym? See new proposal here

Postby Scepcop » 30 Aug 2009, 20:46

Hi everyone,
Well since the vote in favor of the new acronym is 4 to 0, I guess we should change it.

Now the question is, which of the new acronyms to choose? Here are the two proposals.

Purple Scissor suggested:
"SCEPCOP - Scientific Committee for Exposing, Preventing and Correcting Organized Pseudo-Skepticism"

But I think this version should be shortened to: "Scientific Committee to Expose, Prevent and Correct Organized Pseudo-Skepticism" to eliminate the superfluous "ing" in every word.

Brian Josephson, the 1973 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, suggested this one:
"SCEPCOP - Scientific Committee for the Exposure of Pseudo-Skeptical Criticism of the Paranormal"

I think "Criticism" sounds more civil and professional than "Cynicism" so it definitely looks like it'd be an improvement. However, I'm not sure "exposure" is the right word since it sounds like getting publicity. So I think this version should read: "Scientific Committee to Expose Pseudo-Skeptical Criticism of the Paranormal"

Anyway, I will be sending this thread into the General Discussions board and posting a new poll with the two new acronyms to choose from.

Stay tuned.

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