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Lecture10-DefinitionOfScience - Definition of Science...

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Definition of Science Science – natural sciences – physics, biology, chemistry, and ... Not science walking, painting, singing, cooking, literature, religion, metaphysics, history (?), mathematics (?) Pseudo-science (non-science that purports to be a science): alchemy (?), parapsychology, early psychology, alternative medicine, astrology, scientology, Pseudo-Sciences Alchemy (?) Parapsychology Study of extrasensory perception and paranormal powers such as telekinesis (‘distant movement’), telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. In 1969, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) admitted the Parapsychological Association as affiliate member. ‘official recognition’ as science Alternative Medicine Chinese or Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, various herbals and other miscellaneous treatments that have not been accepted by the mainstream, or Western, medical establishment.” Astrology Scientology Pseudo-Scientific Doctrines Creationism – the belief that life, especially human life, and everything else in the universe was created by a divine entity Global Warming denialism
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