My Journey To Skepticism:
Katharine’s journey to skepticism involved a broadening of her outlook and beginning to question what was once her status-quo. Originally, Katharine had been persuaded of the merits of the “semi-aquatic theory” of evolution, and was also under the spell of the chiropractic “dis-ease” model.
This involved joint cracking, checking leg-length differences and muscle-testing to diagnose allergies. Katharine’s crying was interpreted as being due to the fact her sister was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. There were other weird healing procedures, including the ringing of a bell near the head.
Katharine succeeded in broadening her approach to learning accepted truths. However, she says it took a bit more time to learn enough skills to be able to more precisely attribute plausibility, and understand how a theory that seems perfectly valid, can be bogus.