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What is Science?

One of the ways to understand what is science is to look at some areas which claim to be science but are not.  A number of such links are listed below:

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - this 1841 book by Charles MacKay is the grandaddy of all the flimflam debunkers.

Pseudoscience - What is NOT science.

The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Critical Survey of Questionable Therapies, Eccentric Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions and Dangerous Delusions

This pseudoscience page offers a well-organized wealth of links on many areas of pseudoscience.

Astrology - a critique of this popular pseudoscience.

 "Science/Pseudoscience" lesson software by Steve Lower of Simon Fraser U. can be downloaded from: Download Windows version now (science.exe, 940K)


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