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When asked what is science, people all have slight difference definition of science. Perhaps, Rory Coker gives the most comprehensive explanation of what science is. “It means understanding the nature of science—the criteria of evidence, the design of meaningful experiments, the weighing of possibilities, the testing of hypotheses, the establishment of theories, the many aspects of scientific methods that make it possible to draw reliable conclusions about the physical universe (Coker, 2018). Moreover, scientist follow strict guidelines on how to conduct science thesis and hypothesis. According to author Raymond Eve, science only “studies natural phenomena”, “attempts to exhibit the logical relationships among confirmed propositions about natural phenomena”, and should be free of human bias (2018). On the contrary, pseudoscience is beliefs marked as science but have little or no scientific thoroughness or consistency to them. Pseudoscientific believers have little or no concern for attempts to evaluate and test their theories. They are selective when considering confirmations and disconfirmations of their
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