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- adj. Of, relating to, or employing pseudoscience; not scientific, though perhaps made to seem partially scientific.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of pseudoscience; falsely scientific; quackish; charlatanical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. based on theories and methods erroneously regarded as scientific
The story of Fermat's Last Theorem, the centuries spent trying to find a proof and Professor - now Sir - Andrew Wiles's final victory, is recounted in a book by Simon Singh , a physicist and author also famous for his battle to change the libel laws after he was sued for calling pseudoscientific medical treatments "bogus" .
I began that task open to forming opinions based on whatever information became available; by its end it had become abundantly clear that the group is best characterized as a pseudoscientific cult, and nothing since has altered that opinion.
Of course the difference between Kant and Dembski is huge, most of all the fact that Kant was a scientist, and he would not tolerate the kind of pseudoscientific nonsense that Dembski puts out–not as science anyway he could have been more cautious in philosophy, for sure.
Calling it an X-Ray gave it a kind of pseudoscientific quality, while its format was designed to imbue it with an objective touch.
In doing so, the article should not appear either to endorse or to rebutt the proposition that any given area is "pseudoscientific", as a key issue in dispute is whether the term has more than perjorative content.
For many people, at least some 'pseudoscientific' beliefs, for example that the pyramids were built not by men but by prehistoric astronauts, are harmless nonsense.
Marxism, and Freudian psychoanalysis are all 'pseudoscientific' because they make no predictions by which their truth can be judged; accordingly they cannot be falsified by experimental tests, and have thus no connection with the real world.
Scholars that refuse to engage in a critical discussion of their doctrine exhibit a 'pseudoscientific' attitude.
National Science Foundation stated that, in the USA, 'pseudoscientific' habits and beliefs are common in the USA
Sometimes he seems to not pay full attention to his guests, offers strangely obvious commentary, or — and this has alienated some fans — lets clearly delusional or pseudoscientific assertions slide by without challenge.
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