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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"Chapter 3: Towards a Demarcation of Science from Pseudoscience." In Pigliucci M, Boudry M.
A Brief Review of Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology (Second Edition) (Lilienfeld, Lynn, & Lohr, 2015)
He derides these theories, once hailed as revolutionary, as not only "pseudoscience" but also as the equivalent of "totalitarianism."
In the nineteenth century Italian anthropologist Cesare Lombroso, scorned by Harvard University biologist Stephen Jay Gould for his support of the pseudoscience of craniometry, was an early advocate of eugenics.
Chapter 11 returns to pseudoscience to debunk Creationism, Atlantis, lie-detectors, and similar such nonsense that wa too many gullible people believe in.
"It's clearly pseudoscience designed to give an extra sales gimmick," he added.
By Oliver Burkeman/London The Pseudoscience Wars, It's a given that the world of pop psychology contains spadefuls of pseudoscience, but as soon as you start reading Michael Gordin's compelling new book, you realise you don't quite know what that word means.
Readers get an introduction to the scientific method and learn to identify pseudoscience, but the lesson is more like eavesdropping on a stimulating discussion than listening to a lecture.
Pseudoscience is a ubiquitous aspect of popular culture which constitutes a direct challenge to science, and by association, to science education.
It's challenging for our students to distinguish between true science and technological pseudoscience. This is where we, as experienced biological educators, have a growing responsibility to teach and share topics with scientific accuracy and credibility.
LIKE-MINDED critics have launched a Coventry branch of Skeptics in a pub holding talks on paranormal, pseudoscience and philosophy.
Dr Goldacre In Conversation, talking on scientific inaccuracy, health scares, pseudoscience and quackery, is one of two events being recorded for BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe programme, along with a pub quiz at the Bridge End in Ruabon.