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Fake News, Misinformation, and Pseudoscience
A Guide to Resources for Detecting Fake News, Misinformation, and Pseudoscience
Features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types.
The author of this article intends for readers to use it as a "cheat sheet" for determining whether the science is genuine. Her suggestions are thoughtful and her approach is practical and witty, written in an engaging style.
Professor Rory Coker of the Physics Department of the U. of Texas has created this informative and entertaining site. It is written by a scientist and provides the reader with a valuable perspective on how scientists view non-science.
An interesting article from Scientific American written by a philosopher of science that makes the important point that pseudoscience is not necessarily false, it is just not science. Much of pseudoscience works better as theory than science and would be more credible if it were presented that way.
Pseudoscience has a long tradition in american history, as chronicled in this very short but interesting article. Such phenomena as phrenology, spiritualism, creationism, and mesmerism were all widely-held beliefs at one point or another.