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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.


a person who practises pseudoscience or who falsely assumes the title of scientist
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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.(13)
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.
Confronted with a conspiracy theorist or pseudoscientist? Arm yourself with the right knowledge and battle tactics.
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.
What is the point of constructing this imaginary world inhabited by fictitious pseudoscientists and real, genuine philosophy?
"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. She summarizes the early history of medicine in the United States up to the establishment of the American Medical Association in 1847 (addressing such issues as the history of diagnostic practices, alternative medicine, fear of epidemics and live burial, homeopathy, mesmerism, phrenology, physiognomy, and animal magnetism), reviews the medical histories of both authors, and contextualizes each tale in relation to nineteenth-century medicine.
The plot involves stage magicians, religious figures, and scientists aligning themselves against mediums, con men, and pseudoscientists.