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Cant discriminate between valid treatment and invalid

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Can’t discriminate between valid treatment and invalid treatments: -- Psychotherapists who “uncover” memories of alien abduction or satanic abuse -- Medical treatments that give false hope or replace valid treatment More generally – Leads to the inability to evaluate important scientific claims about real threats to our well being (for example - global warming)
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Goal of this course For everyone to learn to be able to critique scientific claims and to differentiate between science and pseudoscience. Pseudoscience - any body of knowledge, belief, or practice that claims to be scientific or is made to appear scientific, but does not adhere to the
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