Skepticism is not the same as critical thinking. People can (and are) skeptics when it comes to vaccines, evolution, and even an oblate spheroid (spherical) earth. Although skepticism is a necessary component to scientific and critical inquiry, alone it is nothing more than doubt. Keep this in mind if you have a tendency to self identify with skeptics. Scientific skepticism is a different kind of skepticism that is part of the scientific method. It is using the knowledge of science to guide your skepticism. This is the kind of skepticism you want to have.