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What is Pseudoscience?

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How to recognize pseudoscience and distinguish it from science; pathological science, junk science, and "bad" science.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 05, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 09, 2010
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Submitter: Stephen Lower

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Philip Pecorino
6 years ago

Philip Pecorino (Faculty)

A fine presentation of the concept of pseudo science with a rich listing of sites that illustrate various aspects of the presentation. There are many examples of what is being presented.

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The visual appearance of the basic page could be improved. The size and types of fonts and the use of color needs to be rethought.
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Virgil Renfroe
7 years ago

Virgil Renfroe (Faculty)

I found this to be a thorough examination of pseudoscience. Also, the materials include not only information but also thought-provoking images and humorous cartoons. In addition, there are many resources embedded in the page that professors might find useful for their own purposes.