Of all the bumper stickers that kept the fender of my old VW bug from falling off when I was in college, my favorite was one that read “Question Authority.” To this day, it's something I live by — don't accept anything just because someone says, “This is the way it is.” Probe it, dig into it, rip it apart and put it back together if that's what you have to do to get beyond the surface to the real deal. It's actually fun, in a strange kind of way, to live life as a professional skeptic. But ...

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