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Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« on: 13/01/2009 18:27:29 »
I have to write a paper for my physical science class on pseudoscience and I was hoping that I could get help finding a great example of pseudoscience being exploited in today's society.
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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2009 18:35:25 »
Being exploited?  Hmm... I think there are a great many, largely in the alternative health industry, but Astrology is always a popular one.
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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2009 18:39:12 »
Could you be more specific?
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #3 on: 13/01/2009 18:42:41 »
Nope, it's your report!
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #4 on: 13/01/2009 18:56:39 »
How about the homoeopathic scam that's always good for a laugh.
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #5 on: 13/01/2009 20:27:01 »
I have to write a paper for my physical science class on pseudoscience and I was hoping that I could get help finding a great example of pseudoscience being exploited in today's society.
I don't know about being exploited; but I can point you to some examples that most physicists would call pseudoscience. Like This One
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2009 22:15:46 »
Creation science and intelligent design as opposed to the reality of evolution is probably a topical one
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2009 22:44:08 »
Pick any of the theories stating 'Einstein was wrong':)
Goggle and see. (as it is a science class)
Or 'race biology'

Today you say?
Global warming would be a hot, or cool, subject:)
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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #8 on: 29/01/2009 22:12:39 »
I ended up talking about the myth that humans only use 10% of the brain.
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #9 on: 29/01/2009 22:15:56 »
And how did that turn out?
 

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Re: Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #10 on: 11/02/2009 23:23:27 »
I don't know yet. He never gave us anything back. But, I assume I did well.
 

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Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #11 on: 12/02/2009 18:55:53 »
It is probably a bit late but a great site for finding out about one type of pseudo science (based on health mostly) is Ben Goldacre's blog. http://www.badscience.net
 

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Can you suggest some examples of pseudoscience?
« Reply #12 on: 13/02/2009 00:45:15 »
a bit late, but pertinent to the topic here - what do folks think of 'astrometeorology'
 

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