Certainty and possibilities
I don’t know that I love the name–“possibilians” seems a bit clumsy to me–but I value the idea.
I find too many skeptics who assume that we know a lot more about what isn’t than it seems possible to know. Vigilant skepticism adds to the quality of conversation. As a vehicle for combating dangerous silliness like parents not vaccinating children against smallpox or polio, sorting through the facts carefully and re-evaluating the explanation, insisting on coherent, repeatable experiments makes sense. But knowing what isn’t is much more difficult. Certainty on the right and the left has left us less able to solve difficult problems.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman’s Pop Tech! presentation is worth a watch.