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A philosophy described by Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann as ‘the dissociation of belief from evidence’
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All clinical psychology training programs must require formal training in critical thinking skills, particularly those needed to distinguish scientific from pseudoscientific methods of inquiry (p.
On a more comparable ground, almost similar pseudoscientific beliefs have hampered many successful public health programs in Pakistan.
The ability to distinguish between a scientific claim and a pseudoscientific claim, arises from the acquisition of an insight into the operational mindset of modern science.
Indeed, he goes so far as to call Pope John Paul II the 'leader of a major pseudoscientific cult' (271) and seriously defends that view (346-7).
This book is designed to get general readers and students in the middle grades and up thinking about the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits, whether the term 'pseudoscience' explains anything, and whether the various topics explored here, from acupuncture to zombies, are worthy of the name pseudoscience.
The women joke that there is a lot of estrogen between the walls and, all of them being Italian, come up with a pseudoscientific equation that it is "estrogen times 10.
Evaristo also includes several chapters narrated by Doris's master, who justifies the practice of slavery on pseudoscientific grounds and even congratulates himself on saving the brutal "whyte" heathens from lives of savagery.
The real problem is the pseudoscientific ideology behind today's crisis.
Psychiatry has been under attack for being pseudoscientific and not worthy of the respect that other medical specialties command.
In this case, he combines Jewish mysticism--technically, that's a dybbuk possessing the people in scandalously sexy coed Casey Beldon's life--with the perverse pseudoscientific experimentation practiced on twins by German doctors during World War II.
Many postsecondary educators are concerned about the rising tide of pseudoscientific, fundamentally anti-intellectual belief among otherwise well educated American (Bates, 1991, p.
The pseudoscientific method of research utilizes the testing and/or explanation of a hypothesis to support the hypothesis, not to validate its assumptions .