- any of various methods, theories, or systems, as astrology, psychokinesis, or clairvoyance, considered as having no scientific basis.
Origin of pseudoscience
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Examples from the Web for pseudoscientific
But when medical doctors “prescribe” pseudoscientific remedies, it becomes dangerous.Warning: “Natural Medicine” Is Often Code for “Pseudoscience”
April 3, 2014
At times, the Whole Foods selection slips from the pseudoscientific into the quasi-religious.Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience
February 23, 2014
Franks was not relying on pseudoscientific nuttery about the lady-parts shutting down pregnancy in the case of rape.Rep. Trent Franks: Just Another Idiot When It Comes to Abortion
June 14, 2013
Crowd-propaganda is often full of pseudoscientific jargon of this sort.The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
I replied that these pseudoscientific “facts” had long been commonplaces.Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown
An increasing number of esoteric, exotic, scientific, or pseudoscientific sects today bear witness to the same.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Today, despite its reforms, it is supported by an ingenious system of pseudoscientific charlatanry.The Great American Fraud
Samuel Hopkins Adams
The pseudoscientific synonym pheno-methylene-formate carries the idea that Pyo-Atoxin is a definite chemical substance.
- a discipline or approach that pretends to be or has a close resemblance to science
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