Skeptic vs Denier

Some media outlets, e.g. Fox, improperly use the terms skeptic and denier. AP has a style guide to keep its writers using them correctly. Skeptic usually refer to someone who doubts the claims of the religious or superstitious. He insists on evidence. A denier is someone ignores overwhelming evidence, such as someone who denies climate change, the holocaust or that vaccines do not cause autism. Deniers typically have no evidence to support their views. They adopt them based on emotion or hunches.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)