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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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SOD and EBAO, in their essences, are pseudoscientific.
In order to--simultaneously--make the study of research methodology in an Introductory Psychology curriculum more interesting, scientifically examine pseudoscientific claims and create a more active learning environment for the study of research methodology, I developed a semester-long project for my Introductory Psychology courses.
When neurochemistry, physiology, and imagery are elucidated (and this will happen), we'll move away from a pseudoscientific vocabulary and understand more clearly what we're treating.
An hour's trawl of 'alternative' medicine internet sites produced an array of half truths, scare-mongering, pseudoscientific gobbledegook and umpteen testimonials from Mrs X, who said her dog got better etc.
Prior to the legal challenge in Dover Pennsylvania, religious fundamentalist were attempting to incorporate the pseudoscientific concept of Intelligent Design Theory into public school science classes at the local level hoping to circumvent Constitutional restrictions.
The third section brings together three miscellaneous contributions: a story of a TV programme about a pseudoscientific conception, a plea against the irrational, and an inquiry into two pseudoscientific theories with the aim of highlighting their connection to postmodernism.
The first of these examines the proliferation, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries of the often pseudoscientific or educational exhibitions of such manifestations as phantasmagoria, dioramas, re-enacted battles, peep-shows and waxworks as well as menageries and circuses.
University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou's work debunks pseudoscientific ideas, such as vampires and zombies.
Moorland and attorney Arthur Barnette Spingarn] present evidence that should have made notions of Black intellectual inferiority and of pseudoscientific racism clearly unfounded.
One of the more dangerous aspects of "reparative therapy" is that it often uses pseudoscientific language, says Matthew Brooks, a mental health professional in Seattle.
In this reviewer's opinion, he's exactly right, both in the general assessment and in the implications he draws from it when he assesses the impact of these trends on issues as diverse as the changes in his beloved Southern Baptist Church (which he has now broken from), religious assaults on science and pseudoscientific school curriculum battles, bogus historical accounts cobbled together to attempt to diminish separation of church and state, abortion wars, the role of women, irresponsible and ill-advised preemptive war, and the diminished sense of responsibility for the environment justified in the minds of some by loony end-time prophecy novels and beliefs.