[I]t is possible to be hyper-skeptical, to not believe anything we are told. This may help to free one’s enslaved mind from religion, but it is not very useful. At some point, when the information given on a topic is consistent, logical, rational, empirical, falsifiable, and repeatable, that is when our skepticism should give rise to acceptance of information as fact. Hyper-skeptical thought is like sitting in the corner with your fingers in your ears saying “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you.” Without incoming information, a mind stagnates, and without accepting certain “truths” as factual, there is nothing from which to build an understanding of the universe.
Hyper-skeptical viewpoints give rise to conspiracy theories, paranoid delusions, and, surprisingly enough, misinformation. The hyper-skeptical mind will not accept facts, much in the same way a religious mind cannot accept facts. The hyper-skeptic is so deeply entrenched in the idea of “not believing in anything” that the world becomes a huge bully, just trying to feed them falsehoods in order to make them “part of the system”.