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What Is Pseudoscience? And How Not To Be Fooled

What is Pseudoscience? If you don’t know, chances are you’ve been fooled by it.. Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is falsely presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. -Wikipedia   So in essence pseudoscience is any idea that […]

Why Government Defers To Science Rather Than Science Defe...

Why Government Defers To Science Rather Than Science Deferring To Government

We live in a very troubling time for humanity. Nobody seems to know what they are talking about, and nobody seems to give a second thought to what they base their beliefs on. There is a healthy amount of critical thinking to be done in this world yet we are simultaneously excessively skeptical of some […]

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

While statistics are extremely valuable, they are also notorious for being a means that people use to make false and misleading arguments. 86% of statistics are made up on the spot, you know – the remaining 24% are mathematically flawed.- Anonymous Also far too often statistics are obtained by taking a sample from a larger […]

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