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Skeptical 12 Step Program
A rational alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous's twelve steps by Dr. Steven Novella and George Hrab
  1. Admit that our cognition, perception and memory are flawed, and pseudoscience and gullibility are rampant.
  2. Come to accept that the process of thinking critically is more important than any belief.
  3. Acknowledge the utility of methodological naturalism as a way of empirically understanding the world.
  4. Make a thorough study of the various mechanisms of self-deception, cognitive biases and logical fallacies, and recognizing that we are all susceptible to this at any point and in any argument.
  5. Acknowledge to ourselves, others and on the Internet that we are skeptics.
  6. Vow to listen to the Skeptics' Guide to The Universe (SGU) every week without fail.
  7. Listen to the Geologic podcast too.
  8. Endeavor to examine our premises & logic and correct for any misinformation or misconceptions we may have spread.
  9. Correct errors and false statements on blog and forum posts unless doing so would make you a dickish troll.
  10. Continue to keep all opinions and conclusions tentative and revise them in the face of new ideas.
  11. Seek through study and research to improve our critical thinking skills and keep up-to-date on basic scientific literacy.
  12. Having become more skeptical ourselves, we will engage in skeptical activism and outreach to help make the world a more skeptical place.

Some editing and paraphrasing by Torsten Pihl.

From The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (SGU): Podcast #374 @46:07 audio available