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Pseudoskeptics do not follow the Scientific Method

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Pseudoskeptics do not follow the Scientific Method

Postby Scepcop » 19 Sep 2009, 13:07

At the end of the Scientific Method process, if the data doesn't fit the hypothesis, you are supposed to update the hypothesis to fit the data.

However, pseudoskeptics (the Randi/Shermer/CSICOP crowd) do the exact opposite. They REJECT all data that doesn't fit into the hypothesis they want, which in this case is "all paranormal claims are false" and like a religion to them. Therefore, they do the antithesis of the Scientific Method, which is ironic since they worship science.
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Re: Pseudoskeptics do not follow the Scientific Method

Postby Pegasus » 26 Nov 2009, 23:27

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Re: Pseudoskeptics do not follow the Scientific Method

Postby ciscop » 27 Nov 2009, 05:43

For every person who reads this valuable book there are hundreds of naïve souls who would prefer to have their spines tingled by a sensational but worthless potboiler by some hack journalist of the paranormal. You who now read these sentences join a small but wiser minority. Martin Gaardner (Psychology of the Psychic)
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Re: Pseudoskeptics do not follow the Scientific Method

Postby Nostradamus » 27 Nov 2009, 12:11

Welcome Pegasus. This posting by Scepcop is atypical in that it did not include a video.

You'll love reading Scepcop's posts.
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