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Science Johnson on 30 Nov 2008 11:35 pm

Science moment – Understanding Pseudoscience

A guide:

How to Spot Pseudoscience

Some of the telltale signs of a Pseudoscience, according to the article:

1. Does the claim meet the qualifications of a theory?

2. Is the claim said to be based on ancient knowledge?

3. Was the claim first announced through mass media, or through scientific channels?

4. Is the claim based on the existence of an unknown form of “energy” or other paranormal phenomenon?

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