pseudoscience

[soo-doh-sahy-uhns]
noun
any of various methods, theories, or systems, as astrology, psychokinesis, or clairvoyance, considered as having no scientific basis.

Origin:
1835–45; pseudo- + science

pseudoscientific [soo-doh-sahy-uhn-tif-ik] , adjective
pseudoscientifically, adverb
pseudoscientist, noun
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pseudoscience (ˌsjuːdəʊˈsaɪəns)
 
n
a discipline or approach that pretends to be or has a close resemblance to science
 
pseudoscien'tific
 
adj

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pseudoscience [(sooh-doh-seye-uhns)]

A system of theories or assertions about the natural world that claim or appear to be scientific but that, in fact, are not. For example, astronomy is a science, but astrology is generally viewed as a pseudoscience.

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Example sentences
Speculative pseudoscience in a magazine focused on the dismal science.
The champions of empiricism show an unattractive hubris when they go after what
  they see as pseudoscience.
The first is excellent on the cosmology and physics interface and the second is
  great at debunking pseudoscience lunacy de jour.
Even health care workers are falling for the pseudoscience behind this myth.
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