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pseudoscientific

Definitions

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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

Etymologies

pseudo- + scientific or pseudoscien(ce) + -tific (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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" .

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.

    Health Care Renewal

  • 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.

    Eugenie Scott: The Big Tent and the Camel's Nose - The Panda's Thumb

  • Calling it an X-Ray gave it a kind of pseudoscientific quality, while its format was designed to imbue it with an objective touch.

    SI.com

  • 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.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Scholars that refuse to engage in a critical discussion of their doctrine exhibit a 'pseudoscientific' attitude.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • National Science Foundation stated that, in the USA, 'pseudoscientific' habits and beliefs are common in the USA

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    The Listener

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