crank science

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crank science (usually uncountable, plural crank sciences)

  1. (pejorative) Pseudoscience; activity which appears to be science-like but is not founded on proper scientific methods.
    • 2001, London Review of Books, 21 June
      While global warming is far from "crank science", as the critics of Kyoto have called it, it is not the science any practising politician is likely to remember from high school, or voters readily comprehend.