Pseudoscience

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A philosophy described by Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann as ‘the dissociation of belief from evidence’
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This collection of essays, written by an international team of sixteen scholars, is a much needed antidote to the current tad in which International Relations are twisted into an abstract pseudo-science with 'models'.
They even tried to throw some pseudo-science into the mix by discussing the geological theory of pole shift, where it is postulated that in 2012, the Earth will align with both the sun and the center of the Milky Way galaxy, causing the North and South Poles to change position, resulting in massive natural disasters.
Together with many colleagues in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, I signed a petition explaining the differences between science and pseudo-science.
I can see why the pseudo-science of Creationism/intelligent design is attractive to people of faith since it demands no evidence, merely a wish or belief, which are the same criteria for believing in a divine being.
The "Contract" promoted compensation for businesses affected by environmental regulations, allowed industry-packed "peer panels" to gut laws based on pseudo-science, and tried to impose a numerical limit on regulations from the EPA and other federal agencies.
REBRANDING seems to me to achieve nothing other than to put lots of money into the pockets of those who work in the pseudo-science of marketing.
Worse yet, according to an indignant Hinojosa, is that pro-lifers have co-opted the language of the "women's rights movement," conjured up dubious pseudo-science, and portrayed women as victims.
When they call all scientific knowledge conjectural they may seem at first blush to underestimate the superiority of science vis a vis pseudo-science.
I have spent nine years now in this Legislature trying to convince this body that emotional knee-jerk reactions to pseudo-science like this bill represents -- and putting a ban on something before the testing is done -- is not the way we should be doing public policy," Aanestad said.
This practice is condemned in real science, common though it may be in pseudo-science circles.
The swell in the horse population is such a big factor in the pseudo-science of predicting the outcome of horseraces that it may well have completely destroyed the profitability of methods that were highly successful only a short time ago.
The misuse of pseudo-science to argue against what big business doesn't want is fully explored and supported with excellent notes.

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