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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 its penetration directly into the cancer cell itself inside of the tumor invoking cancer cell death. In virtually every case, marked destruction of the tumors 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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