Definitions

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  • n. Science that is non-mainstream or carried out in a subsidiary capacity.

Etymologies

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para- +‎ science

Examples

  • On the contrary, she undertakes a rigorous examination of the argumentation of the reductionists, and shows time and again the extraordinary leaps in reasoning, the begging of questions, the fallacies and mythmaking that go blithely unchallenged in the world of what she calls "parascience" - popularised and moralised scientific journalism of the kind that has such impressive sales.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Long scorned as "mysticism" and "parascience," concern about the year 2012 has now surfaced in a mainstream NASA report on the potential impacts on human society of solar flares anticipated to peak in 2012.

    Infowars

  • "I am getting the thought that you will be delivering parascience and pseudoscience in your next ..."

    Scientific Blogging

  • "The most powerful computational force known to parascience.

    Life, the Universe, and Everything

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