Why do people believe in explanations and predictions provided by science? Because it works and reliable. Even the conference attendees in “Relativity or Uncertainty of Scientific Truths” themselves submit their safety to airplanes, a product of scientific thinking and engineering process. They use cellphones or emails (also a product of scientific inquiry) to communicate with each other.

Because of its success, science is imitated. The imitator only claims that this imitation is scientific, but the imitation process does not follow a rigorous scientific method. The result is an unsuccessful one, and if it works, it is not reliable in the long run. The unsuccessful imitation is called “pseudo-science” or merely a lie, a big lie.

These are the difference between science and pseudoscience:

So, if you find the words under the column “Pseudo-science” (start from scientific-creationism to n-rays to herbalism to parapsychology) just be careful, maybe you deal with lie.

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