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A theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation.

pseu′do·sci′en·tif′ic (-ən-tĭf′ĭk) adj.
pseu′do·sci′en·tist n.
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Adj.1.pseudoscientific - based on theories and methods erroneously regarded as scientific
unscientific - not consistent with the methods or principles of science; "an unscientific lack of objectivity"


[ˌsjuːdəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adjpseudoscientifico/a
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That's no help to you, but it's the sort of pseudoscientific guff that makes me seem insightful.
This is done mostly by identifying the pertinent objective quality and originality of the idea(s) in a submitted scientific work and the first and foremost crucial identification of the author as an essentially independent creative mind (whether specifically affiliated or not) and as a true person of integrity and clarity, therefore isolating the process of scientific judgement infinitely and decisively from the pervasively corruption-mongering, business-minded, pseudoscientific (so, pseudo-objective) politics of typical modern academic practice and science administration (i.
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This seemingly paranormal experience led Twain into the pseudoscientific world of "dream precognition.
He "often took tabloid reports seriously," Miles reports, "particularly if they were of a pseudoscientific nature.
Although studies of this type can be overoptimistic in terms of what can be said about the future, they can also represent an honest best attempt, within the current state of knowledge (hopefully better than guesswork), rather than a truly pseudoscientific attempt to cloak prejudice in scientific language.
With the political stature achieved due to his popularity with Stalin, Lysenko went on to rule over the Soviet Union's biological and agricultural science, demanding rigid adherence to his pseudoscientific theories, which gained political protection from the government.
The volume opens with the plenary sessions, both addressing 2012 apocalyptic predictions, the propagation of pseudoscientific "support" for them over the internet, and social consequences of such misinformation.
He said one of Responsive Education Solution's quizzes asks students how they feel about "social Darwinism," the long-discredited theory that supposedly offered a scientific basis for racial superiority and influenced eugenics and other pseudoscientific ideas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The reader is left with a much stronger understanding of the relationship between a "struggle for existence" qua Darwinian metaphor and as pseudoscientific political invective.