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pseudoscience +‎ -ific, by analogy with scientific


pseudoscientific (comparative more pseudoscientific, superlative most pseudoscientific)

  1. Of, relating to, or employing pseudoscience; not scientific, though purporting to be scientific.
    • 1983 August 13, Mark McHarry, “FBI”, in Gay Community Journal, volume 11, number 5, page 4:
      [] another example of the desire to control deviant lifestyles: the preparation by the FBI of pseudoscientific "profiles" that purport to describe the murderers.
    • 1996, Mark E. Ware, David E. Johnson, Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology:
      Many postsecondary educators are concerned about the rising tide of pseudoscientific, fundamentally anti-intellectual belief among otherwise well educated Americans.
    • 2003, Robert Todd Carroll, The skeptic's dictionary:
      Some pseudoscientific theories explain what nonbelievers cannot even observe, for example, orgone energy.

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