The Pros And Cons Of Pseudoscience

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What is Pseudoscience? Before this assignment I had no understanding of what defines science as science and how to pinpoint what is true science and what is fake science, otherwise known as pseudoscience. According to Jeffrey Lee who published Science and Pseudoscience, pseudoscience is considered a fake science. It is a collection of assertions that do not satisfy the requirements to practice true science. The difference being science relies solely on careful observations and experiments to either confirm or reject a hypothesis. It has to require reproducible results, personal stories or testimonies are prohibited. As well as arguments are based on logical and/ or mathematical reasoning. Lastly, there is progress; more and more things are learned and developed over time. Whereas, Pseudoscience is nothing but the complete opposite of what science represents. It is based off a hypothesis where the evidence is looked only to support the original hypothesis with little to no experimentation. Researches focus without skepticism and rely on personal stories and testimonies to back their belief. After a conclusion is made there is no further progress; nothing new is learned as time passes. These two very different methods can be the fine line between what is science and what is pseudoscience. According to Rodney Schmaltz and Scott O. Lilienfeld who published The 7 Ways to Identify Pseudoscience A person can identify what a pseudoscience is by acknowledging that others will use
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