Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to Recognize Pseudoscience: Parsimony (Occam's Razor)


Does the theory require you to discard any established laws of physics or other science? If so, is the new theory really more robust than the old?

Remember, the theory which is simplest and relies on the least number of unproven assumptions is most likely to be correct.

That's not bad.

Related links:

How to Detect Junk Science

Carl Sagan’s Bullshit Detection Kit

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