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pseudoscientific

Meaning "false knowledge," the term refers to theories that do not follow formal scientific discipline and that cannot be verified. In contrast, a "scientific" fact can be continuously proven with every experiment.
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In contrast, academic pseudoscience looks, at least superficially, like real science in that it formulates theories and hypotheses, measures and quantifies phenomena, and conducts statistical analyses.
With the continued "outing" of pseudoscience sellers by media marauders is it possible that the consumer will develop a bitter distaste of "science-proven" products?
Sex Respect, another arm of the Religious Right, specializes in using pseudoscience, fake sociological "information," and fake medical "facts" to discourage the use of contraception.
At the age of seventeen, he formulated (and eventually answered) a major question in the philosophy of science: how do we distinguish between science (such as astronomy) and pseudoscience (such as astrology)?
Six months ago, Robert Jackler and his wife, artist Laurie Jackler, started collecting old magazine ads that used pseudoscience and the image of a white-coated doctor to sell cigarettes.
Both were strong voices in the fight against pseudoscience, but their legacy was one of public disagreements.
com)-- A Level Psychology students from Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) enjoyed attending a Science and Pseudoscience conference held at Emirates Old Trafford events centre in Manchester.
When it comes to evaluating anything new, asking people in market research works about as well as all other future forecasting pseudoscience, which is to say not very well at all.
He predictably takes a hammer to pseudoscience such as homeopathy.
5) Sciencey language is designed to make it difficult for you be sceptical about claims based on pseudoscience.
The meeting, entitled Cryptozoology: Science or Pseudoscience, is being organised by Dr Charles Paxton from the University of St Andrews.