Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,473 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Skepticism (Limerick) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

When trying to figure things out
The method that I always tout
Evidence as the start
If you want to be smart
The default position is doubt

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Limerick

Comments about Skepticism (Limerick) by Kelly Kurt

  • Valsa George (1/10/2016 3:17:00 AM)

    ........Unfortunately it is not always possible to get evidence, though it is better to get clear of doubts for believing something or taking a vital decision! A great limerick! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/10/2016 11:56:00 AM)

    If evidence is not readily available, doubt should be even more implicit

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  • (1/9/2016 2:08:00 AM)

    To doubt is to find/search for the evidence of truth, although many believe theories are the truth and that is an illusion not to be believed! Great limerick, makes you think! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:31:00 PM)

    The word, 'theory' and its definition are misunderstood and misused by many

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/8/2016 11:12:00 PM)

    I'm a skeptic too. Sounds kinda like a limerick on the scientific method. :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:29:00 PM)

    It does indeed mirror scientific methodology but that same critical thinking can and should be brought to bear in all aspects of life and decision making

  • Wes Vogler (1/8/2016 7:24:00 PM)

    To me you are just stating the obvious. I suppose we are too much alike. The limerick form is being exercised reasonably well, however. ta, lad. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:28:00 PM)

    Stating the obvious seems to be necessary.: -)

  • Souren Mondal (1/8/2016 2:47:00 PM)

    If we do not have 'doubts' in our minds we would never learn anything at all.. A very fine poem Kelly.. A glass of vodka to all skeptics there, cheers! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    I can not confirm or deny the role vodka played. : -)

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/8/2016 11:38:00 AM)

    Evidence starts to make life smart. Very fantastic limerick composed in clear mind. Expressive poem shared.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:26:00 PM)

    Evidence outweighs belief every time

    Souren Mondal (1/8/2016 2:50:00 PM)

    They may believe you Kelly, just say one among the millions of deities made the 'miracle' take place.. Too many people believe in a book that has a talking snake, or a book with flying chariots etc., they may well believe you too...

    Kelly Kurt (1/8/2016 12:41:00 PM)

    Nobody should just believe me if I said that I cut off my arm and a new one grew back, yet they believe other outrageous claims with absolutely no proof.

  • Is It Poetry James Mclain (1/8/2016 11:06:00 AM)

    My motto is to
    question everything.. iip
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    Kelly Kurt (1/8/2016 12:37:00 PM)

    Yes! And be sure the answers you get are backed by evidence and not feelings or personal experiences or even worse, faith

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/8/2016 10:55:00 AM)

    True...nice poem..thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/8/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    Too many things are accepted without doubt.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016

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