Sunday, July 16, 2017

science v. pseudo

science begins with a speculation, and then conducts experiments to prove the speculation wrong (using the null hypothesis).  at it's outset, science questions it's own speculations. 

science doesn't value hearsay. Science uses large numbers (n) and experimental replication to move closer and closer to the truth.

pseudo science begins with a belief, and then uses any and/or all possible input (data, argument, thoughts, hopes, dreams, etc.) to prove that the belief is true.  absent truth, pseudo science will "explain" the mysteries away by using more pseudo science, thereby reinforcing its own, questionable (yet unquestioned) belief.

pseudo science loves a good story. it uses case studies and personal beliefs on the path to creating its own, feel-good faux truth.

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