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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Shermer asserts that whereas scientists seek to minimize the effects of observation on the observed, pseudosciences do not (p.
WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS: PSEUDOSCIENCE, SUPERSTITION, AND OTHER CONFUSIONS OF OUR TIME by Michael Shermer.
SHERMER'S PERSPECTIVE ON SKEPTICISM AND PSEUDOSCIENCE
Shermer contends that failures get rationalized in pseudoscience while their importance "cannot be overemphasized" in good science (p.
The Nature of Pseudoscience and Weird Stuff I found the most disappointing part of his book, for Shermer is remarkably vague in defining the concepts that are the cornerstones of his analysis.
Shermer looks at both pseudoscience and pseudohistory.
Finally, a question must be raised about Shermer's idea of "pseudohistory," which he describes as going beyond pseudoscience in that it also is "presented primarily for political or ideological purposes" (p.
This is ironic, because some reviewers have characterized Sulloway's book as representing a form of pseudoscience.