crank science

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crank science (uncountable)

  1. (pejorative) Pseudo-science; activity which appears to be science-like but is not founded on proper scientific methods.
    • 2001, 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. — London Review of Books, 21 June 2001