About The Fledgeling Skeptic

My name is Maria Myrback. I’m relatively new to skpticism and atheism. This blog is precisely about that. It’s about being new to logical thinking. I’m still getting my feet wet and I don’t quite understand all of it but I’m learning. I hope you’ll find  The Fledgeling Skeptic to be entertaining and educational. I HOPE it’ll be all those things and more.


  1. Sgerbic said,

    March 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Glad I got to meet you on the Amazing Adventure 5, hope to hear more from you.

  2. Josh said,

    July 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve been a skeptic for a long time, but for some reason, at age 26, I only just realized that there is a whole community of like minded skeptics and atheists who aren’t just bitter and angry with the church or establishment, but who are motivated to try and make the world a better place through reason and intelligence. Living in the bible belt I often feel alone in my worldview, so I’m so excited to have been exposed to people like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, and so many more.

    I’m looking forward to reading through your blog, and I wanted to let you know I heard about your site on a podcast panel discussion about arguing with non-skeptics hosted on the Scientific American website. If you didn’t already know about it, here’s the link:


  3. Noah Nez said,

    July 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hello Maria,

    I am a fellow critical thinker that is new the skeptical community. I have just started a blog site as well for all newcomers that will be providing resources that I come across as I have been learning and acquiring skills to add to my own skeptical toolkit. But also, I am trying to promote science literacy to the general public. I really like the idea of your blog, I would like to share info or maybe conversations with you on your blog or mine, about your journey into skepticism.

  4. Yngve Sjølset said,

    August 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Like Josh above said, I just got to know about you and your blog from Scientific Americans SciAm podcast about debating with non-skeptics.
    First, I want to congratulate you on letting your doubts leading the way to reason, that’s what skepticism is all about, really, following the evidence, trying as best we can not to be hampered by biases and dissonance. Good on ya 🙂

    As for me, I”ve allways been a skeptic i think, but it really took off upon reading Carl Sagans ‘Demon Haunted World’ and Shermers ‘Why People Believe Weird Things’.

    Then I got hooked on the skeptics Guide, Skeptics with a K, Skeptic Zone, This Week in Science and a whole heap of other podcasts.

    All the best with your journey into skepticism and sciency goodness.

  5. Mick said,

    December 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hello Maria,
    It’s good to see someone else new to skepticism and atheism coming from a supernatural background. I taught yoga for 15 years and grew up studying theosophy, rosicrucianism, Hinduism, Unity and even studied to become a minister.
    All of that changed just a few years ago when I began to have doubts. I think the things presented in What the Bleep and The Secret probably helped prompt my looking for real answers. Things just got too strange.

    Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Point of Inquiry were probably the most help to me. Also http://www.naturalism.org. I just discovered your blog and I’m sure it will be helpful too.
    I look forward to following it.
    Thank you.

    • December 27, 2010 at 9:59 pm

      Welcome to Fledgeling Skeptic. It sounds like you’ve been investigating critical thinking for about as long as i have. I hope that you find FS to be a useful resource. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.

  6. April 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I was pleased to find your Fledgeling Skeptic blog this morning as I looked for some good subject material re: freethought. You will be pleased to know that your blog comes up in the top ten Google results for the key words “free thinking” – pretty impressive, to say the least.

    Since our sites seem to share a very similar worldview, it would be fantastic if you would link to it. I have added a link to your blog in the Blogroll category; it will appear on every page. I have not yet begun to publicize Search for truth for several reasons, but since this subject is one of my absolute passions, it will be a long-term and substantial blog.


    Thanks, and keep on searching and writing!

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