Skepticism is a fallacious position by itself.
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Skeptism is the only logical default position when it comes to dealing with the unknown.
There is nothing fallacious about not believing in something when there is absence of proof or lack of understanding
To call skepticism in and of itself a fallacy is to suggest that when you aren't sure of something, you have just as much of a BoP by simply saying "I don't know" or "I don't think that is likely" as someone who is literally pulling an explanation or belief out of their ass.
Well, put plainly. The second position is a claim. That claim requires a justification. Furthermore, the claim that justifies it can't be another skeptical claim. It needs to be one that supports the lack of knowledge of X. This is my reason for contention today.
: an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object2a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertainb : the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (such as immortality, providence, and revelation)
Skepticism doesn't necessarily claim that you "can't" know something.
Skepticism is fundamentally about refusing to believe something until you have sufficient evidence of it, which is the exact opposite of a fallacious position and is in fact the ONLY way to avoid having fallacious positions in the first place.