pseudoscientist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

pseu·do·sci·ence

 (so͞o′dō-sī′əns)
n.
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.

pseudoscientist

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈsaɪəntɪst)
n
a person who practises pseudoscience or who falsely assumes the title of scientist
References in periodicals archive ?
The pseudoscientist, mystical, and Teilhardian view is that everything is inevitably being subsumed by evolution into one great whole, and that the apparent distinctions of individuals are temporary, destined to become part of a harmonious unity:
Aylmer, in her eyes, is not a real scientist, but a pseudoscientist misunderstanding the possibilities of human perfection.
Yet as is illustrated by the case of Lombroso, in which Russian scholars applied ethnic categories fundamentally at odds with the teachings of the Italian pseudoscientist, the adoption of foreign ideas was rarely a matter of simple reproduction.
Brisnins, a pseudoscientist with derisory illusions of wisdom and knowledge.
seen as emblem of the close connection between the actuality of present consciousness (not least in its habitual flight into a mental greenwood) and what seems to me lost by science in man's attitude toward nature--that is, the "wild" side of his own, his inner feeling as opposed to the outer, fact-bound, conforming face imposed by fashion--helped me question my old pseudoscientist self.
This is the world of the pseudoscientist and the depraved technician; the no-smoking world of the security clearance and the magnetic tag; health-conscious, conformist and pious.
Nothing makes a pseudoscientist happier than apparently baffling a "mainstream" scientist.
So the great body of orthodox science is not to be challenged: We are fortunate today to have the Gardner Group to protect us from such far-out falsifiers as the early unnamed first thinkers who allowed that the Earth is a sphere, from the later ones who, like Copernicus, thought it revolved around the sun, from the irrational pseudoscientist who thought infection can be spread by unclean hands, from a far-out chemist who thought diseases can be caused by living microorganisms that you can't even see, from a mathematical visionary who stepped away from the simple geometry that every high school student knew to be true, and now from a psychopathic psychologist who believed that thoughts could fly through space from one brain to another.
I thought, 'Let me just troll all the pseudoscientists, the ones that don't care about the ecosystem,'" he said.
Kerr Dunn provides a twelve-page introduction in which she examines medical and scientific themes across the collection, characterizing the authors as respondents for a nation divided between "regular" physicians and pseudoscientists.
The plot involves stage magicians, religious figures, and scientists aligning themselves against mediums, con men, and pseudoscientists.
At the same time, NGOs and pseudoscientists are calling for more regulations of ingredients and formulas.