Recent Examples of pseudoscience from the Web
Pseudosciences such as phrenology and eugenics have attempted to ascribe a biological rationalization for the oppression of certain groups.
The large carbon polluters have spent between one [billion and] two billion dollars putting out pseudoscience and creating false doubts.
This creates problems when laureates become champions of pseudoscience or bigotry, as many have done.
Even back then, people believed in the pseudoscience of magnets.
The idea of Washington’s Scandinavian heritage was just another weird corner of nineteenth-century pseudoscience until World War I, when German-Americans revived the legend in an attempt to prop up relations between their two countries.
Some people, and even media outlets, have gone on to equate the pseudoscience-y food, fitness, and medical advice from Brady’s The TB12 Method with that of Paltrow’s controversial wellness site, Goop.
But academics have long tiptoed around this connection, since alchemy is usually dismissed as mystical pseudoscience full of fanciful, discredited processes.
So eugenics was a pseudoscience, not a border science.
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First Known Use of pseudoscience
medical Definition of pseudoscience
pseudoscientificplay \-ˌsī-ən-ˈtif-ik\ adjective
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