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Unformatted text preview: Quiz Question Consider the following description of an alternative cancer treatment taken verbatim from the web: The ”Cancer Seeking Missile” This treatment is a new breakthrough in cancer therapy: A bio- logical ”Cancer Seeking Missle”. This non-toxic and very effec- tive treatment lasts for one to three months. It has virtually no side effects and has been successfully tested even with late stage patients. The molecule of this substance is 33,000 times smaller than nor- mal cells, enabling it’s penetration directly into the cancer cell itself inside of the tumor invoking ”cancer cell death”. In virtually every case, marked destruction of the tumor’s feeding system could be observed in less than 30 minutes. Pick two characteristics of this statement that mark it as “pseudoscien- tific.” Justify your choices. Answer Some folks attempted to apply scientific criteria to the provided state- ment, like falsifiability, replicability, etc. Other folks also tried to evaluatement, like falsifiability, replicability, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 301 taught by Professor P during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.
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