Pseudoscience

pseu·do·sci·ence
ˌso͞odōˈsīəns/
noun
noun: pseudoscience; plural noun: pseudosciences; noun: pseudo-science; plural noun: pseudo-sciences
  1. a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

We see more and more psuedoscience being presented as science every day. All too many folks accept pseudoscience without question. Just look at the controversy over Global Warming. It’s been proven time and again that man-made global warming does not exist. The climate models used to support man-made global warming were manufactured to fit the alarmists agenda. And some frauds, like Algore, made hundreds of millions of dollars pushing the hoax.

But, anyone with half a brain now knows that man-made global warming is a fraud. It’s unfortunate that the same people taken in by global warming will swallow the next piece of pseudoscience without hesitation.

Case in point. On today’s Drudge Report is a headline:  WIFI 'MAKING PEOPLE SICK'. When you read the actual article, you will see what is the truth. The claim is based solely on "feelings" and emotion.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — From using cell phones and computers to watching movies online, wireless technology has made life easier. But now, some say there is a serious downside.

As CBS2’s Maurice Dubois explained, there are those who claim that exposure to wi-fi is making people sick, and some people don’t even know it.

“Brain fog. That’s my worst problem. A brain fog,” Suzanne Hoyt said.

The media, CBS News in New York, presented this head line as fact. Most folks just skim the headlines and think, “Wow! My Wi-Fi is making me stupid.” I would submit that something else is causing your stupidity but if you believe the headline, you really are stupid. CBS had to search awhile to find a doc to support their agenda. They found one who says, “It’s real.” He’s sure he can prove it if he has enough funding. Again, emotion, not fact.

Other doctors counter that the evidence connecting wi-fi to illness just isn’t there. It’s only when you actually read the article, near the end, that you see facts.

“It’s a psychological phenomenon,” neuropsychologist Dr. William Barr said.

Dr. Barr said some people may have symptoms, but what causes them is something else altogether. He said the power of suggestion may play a role.

“They essentially establish a belief that something has the potential to cause a symptom, and then when they come in contact with the cause they develop those symptoms,” he explained.

That statement is true of so much we see in our society. People in dire circumstances want to blame something, anything, for what ails them. In some cases the belief in pseudoscience allows one to shift blame for their own shortcomings. In other cases, people can’t accept that sometimes life just isn’t fair. And their refusal to accept fact is a child’s reaction when reality strikes.

There are other elements in the growing rise of belief in pseudoscience. Education, or the lack of real education instead of rote-learning, is a factor. Schools no longer teach logic nor rational thinking. Education is geared toward passing standardized tests—and that’s all.

Regardless, the battle between real science and fact will continue against pseudoscience and emotion. The battle will never end, the stupid live among us. It’s not hard to find them.