Natural Science versusPseudoscience<br />Nina Suthamjariya <br />Nickolas Brickred<br />
Definitions<br />Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is presented as scientific but lacks the valid scienti...
Differences<br />Science<br />Pseudoscience<br />Achieve complete and unified understanding of the world<br />Seek counter...
Examples of Natural Science<br />Physics<br />Newtonian Mechanics<br />Chemistry<br />Atomic theory<br />Biology<br />Evol...
Examples of Pseudoscience<br />Astrology<br />Belief that relative positions of celestial bodies can explain or predict<br...
Taurus<br />Likes...<br />A comfortable life<br />Independence<br />Expensive things<br />Delicious food & wine<br />Beaut...
Astrology: a pseudoscience?<br />Not scientifically proven<br />Confirmation bias<br />Self-fulfilling prophecy<br />Vague...
Relation to WoK<br />Reasoning<br />Expert opinion<br />Language<br />Knowledge by testimony<br />Use of language to influ...
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Natural Science versus Pseudoscience

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  • 1. Natural Science versusPseudoscience<br />Nina Suthamjariya <br />Nickolas Brickred<br />
  • 2. Definitions<br />Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is presented as scientific but lacks the valid scientific methodology or supporting evidence. <br />Science is an enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world.<br />
  • 3. Differences<br />Science<br />Pseudoscience<br />Achieve complete and unified understanding of the world<br />Seek counterexamples for accepted theories<br />Data that is not consistent stimulate additional studies<br />Driven by ideological, cultural or commercial goals<br />Challenge to dogma is a hostile act<br />Data is not consistent are ignored or actively suppressed<br />
  • 4. Examples of Natural Science<br />Physics<br />Newtonian Mechanics<br />Chemistry<br />Atomic theory<br />Biology<br />Evolution theory<br />
  • 5. Examples of Pseudoscience<br />Astrology<br />Belief that relative positions of celestial bodies can explain or predict<br />Creationism<br />Belief that the theory of evolution is false and that each species was uniquely created by God<br />Crystology<br />Belief that crystals have the power to heal people<br />Graphyology<br />Belief that analysis of a person’s handwriting can tell about their character<br />
  • 6. Taurus<br />Likes...<br />A comfortable life<br />Independence<br />Expensive things<br />Delicious food & wine<br />Beauty<br />A beautiful home<br />Gardening<br />Nature<br />Dislikes...<br />Change<br />Manipulative people<br />Ugliness<br />Betrayal<br />Vulgarity<br />Sex fiends<br />Being controlled<br />Characteristics…<br />Steady<br />Determined<br />Reliable<br />Stubborn<br />Creative<br />Kind<br />Ferocious temper<br />Lazy<br />Habitual<br />Loyal<br />Generous<br />Possesive<br />Honest<br />Financial wizard<br />
  • 7. Astrology: a pseudoscience?<br />Not scientifically proven<br />Confirmation bias<br />Self-fulfilling prophecy<br />Vagueness<br />Ad hoc exceptions<br />British Psychology Society gives astrology "zero validity" <br />
  • 8. Relation to WoK<br />Reasoning<br />Expert opinion<br />Language<br />Knowledge by testimony<br />Use of language to influence and persuade<br />Emotion<br />Confirmation bias<br />Emotional response to counterarguments from natural science<br />

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