The way you and Nightserf use definitions is to take words with positive, intellectually respectable connotations and twist them to support your bias so as to appropriate a legitimacy to your ideas which otherwise would not apply. A more honest approach, and one which I advocate, is choosing words based on their actual meaning in order to communicate a message, and abstaining from using words based on what we wish them to mean. The use of "skepticism" is a sufficient example. Neither of you employs a proper usage of the term, but you seek to borrow its implied intellectual legitimacy in service of an agenda. This technique cannot be described as "descriptive lexicography". A more simple and quaint description is available - "bull shit".
I thought of posting that myself, but it sounds better coming from you.In my view, you are guilty, in your "belief" wordsmithing, of precisely what you accuse IANS and NightSerf of doing.
One wonders whether he is being humorously self-abasing or is really that uninsightful.