If it's true–prove it!

Skeptics question commonly held opinions and beliefs and the validity of all things claiming to be factual. If you make an extraordinary claim or statement, skeptics expect you to provide extraordinary proof of such. Thus, skeptics become societal outliers, people who think outside the norm and don't fit in with the general public.

In Robert A. Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land, Valentine Smith was a human raised by Martians on the planet Mars who returned to Earth in early adulthood to find he was a stranger in a strange land where he struggled to understand the beliefs and cultures of earthbound humans.

Although we skeptics are a part of society and move freely among the public, we are still considered outliers. So, in effect, we are—strangers in a strange land.

Far-out is an old-school term used to define something as being a considerable departure from the conventional or traditional. Thus the blog title: Far-Outlier.