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Middlesex Pseudoscience

What is Pseudoscience?

"Pseudoscience is loosely defined as a body of knowledge and methods presented as scientific but not grounded in the scientific process. Pseudoscience lacks the tools scientists use to determine truth. There is no statistical analysis, control of variables, regulation, and collaborative study. Science is based on verifiable empirical evidence, but pseudoscience is based on emotion and belief ." (Daempfle 112)

Daempfle, Peter A.. Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk : How to Tell the Difference. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014, ebrary.