Science and Pseudoscience

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Essay Science and pseudoscience Science comes from the Latin word for knowledge and may be defined as the objective study of nature using data. A theory is intended to understand these data in the simplest possible way with the minimum of hypotheses. The reasoning behind science is based on the scientific theory. The four steps of scientific methodology are: observing, creating a hypothesis or explanation for observations, deducing other facts that must be true if the hypothesis is true, and testing the hypothesis by experimentation. Good arguments or good reasons with science are those that are supported by the scientific method. In the realm of science, various theories and hypotheses can be tested and supported through the scientific method. Pseudoscience refers to a theory that belongs to the domain of science; however, it is not scientifically testable. Pseudoscience is collections of ideas or theories that are made by people who claim their theories are “scientific when they are not scientific”. Pseudoscience cannot be said as a science because their theories do not come from observation and lead nowhere to further scientific problems. In fact, sometimes pseudoscience “cannot be tested because they are consistent with every imaginable state of affairs in the empirical world”. Superstition is a kind of beliefs that come from a myth, folklore, legend, and religion, where all of these beliefs are false and made from ignorance. People make superstitions to conquer things that cannot be reached and controlled by science and any logical reasons such as ghosts, “God”, devils, etc. They make superstition because they “fear of the unknown”. Many people in the world in this century still do believe in pseudoscience and superstition. Pseudoscience is a set of beliefs, often hidden in a collection of scientific-sounding gibberish that is usually put forward by
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