Sunday, November 14, 2004

General signs of a Pseudoscientific Web Site

Each item listed below signifies that a web site is not a trustworthy information source:

Pseudosciences is driven by ideological, cultural, or commercial goals.

Pseudoscientific explanations tend to be vague and ambiguous, often invoking scientific terms in dubious contexts.

The field has evolved very little since it was established.

The small amount of research and experimentation is more to justify the belief than to extend it.

Observations or data, that are not consistent with established beliefs tend to be ignored or actively suppressed.

Challenges to accepted dogma is often considered as hostility.

Pseudoscientific concepts tend to be shaped by individual egos and personalities.

See who links to your web site.