I disagree with the end of the penutimate paragraph, for a variety of reasons, but I quite like this piece on Skepticism/Scepticism, by Rupert Sheldrake.
In practice, the goal of skepticism is not the discovery of truth, but the exposure of other people’s errors. It plays a useful role in science, religion, scholarship, and common sense. But we need to remember that it is a weapon serving belief or self-interest; we need to be skeptical of skeptics. The more militant the skeptic, the stronger the belief.