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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pseudoscience 101

The term "pseudoscience" simply means "false knowledge."  Any process that seeks knowledge outside of established and justified scientific methods is a pseudoscience.  All religions and alternatives to medicine are included in its definition.  Following are links expanding on this definition:

Wikipedia/Pseudoscience

Common Elements of Pseudoscience

Defending the Use of the Term "Pseudoscience"

Certain buzz words have become pervasive, primarily because they are so effective

Be Wary of "Alternative" Health Methods

Is Religion Pseudoscience?

No discussion of pseudoscience would be complete without presenting examples of some common words and phrases that may have legitimate meanings but have been bastardized or highjacked by purveyors of religion, alternatives to medicine and other pseudosciences:
  • "religious freedom"
  • "patriotic"
  • "family values"
  • "holistic"
  • "quantum"
  • "energy flow/field"
  • "natural"
  • "organic"
  • "traditional"
  • "western medicine"
  • "toxins"
  • "Big (Pharma, et al)"
  • "scientism"
  • "aura"
  • "complimentary"
  • "integrative"

 

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