How to Spot Pseudoscience

Fine tuning your BS detector

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How conclusions are reached

Is there a proposed mechanism?

Using quantum physics as an explanation

If someone is trying to justify their ideas about things vibrating based on quantum physics, and they don’t have a Ph.D. in physics, they’re talking out of their ass. Simple as that.

Energy fields and other “you can’t disprove it” arguments

“Natural” is used as a magic word

Extrapolating bits of truth

The Google Scholar test

The explanation is “out there”

Does that mean that water has memory as long as you do enough of a shake-your-tailfeather dance?

Knowledge is a good thing

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