Pseudo Science.docx - Pseudo Science 1 Qualities Stagnation \u2013 Tradition vs advancement Uplifting Beliefs \u2013 Holistic Organic Natural Incoherence \u2013

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Pseudo Science 1. Qualities Stagnation – Tradition vs. advancement Uplifting Beliefs – Holistic Organic / Natural Incoherence – Extraordinary claims – even in the face of science General to specific “Supports a Healthy Immune System” “lose up to 20 lbs in a week” Simplistic and Certain – Break down “science words” to lay words – and add Conviction/attitude Disease has a simple cause so it should have a simple cure – ie. honey All disease has a single cause – and therefore a single cure 2. Methods Avoids falsification – excuses, changing endpoints, “everyone knows”, “hundreds of years can’t be wrong” Overreliance on confirmation - Emotion Correlation means causation No scrutiny – no clinical observation or examination Define selection criteria after population is gathered (the people who have been successful)
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