What is called “scientific truth”? What is pseudo-science? What are the means used to fight against pseudo-science today? Debunkers: who are they? Homeopathy, Vaccines, Flat Earth: what are the major epidemics of pseudo-scientific theories?
These are the questions discussed in this program https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/
... it is thanks to this long history of scientific progress that the most obscure theories flourish and spread today on the internet, from flat Earth to creationism. Will understand.
From the start, the journalist mixes up as if each point indicated corresponds to the others. In his mind, bias,
Obviously, but that does not correspond to what will ensue, because a value judgment is precisely not scientific.
Etienne Klein interviewed by your boyfriend
who hoped to make his speech credible, was replaced by Klein on pseudo science and obviously he did not like it. Klein with a smirk tells him that " all sciences are pseudo sciences, up to a certain point
Which closes the subject.
Despite everything, I listened attentively to the 59 'on the subject. Well I largely agree with their generalist discourse until they examine their favorite subjects like astrology (I know nothing about it, therefore without opinion) and then obviously homeopathy and vaccines . And there they discover their non-application of the criteria, which they establish at the start, to themselves.
Pseudo-sciences do not meet the criterion of refutability.
As they indicate several times, these criteria are those which are conventionally accepted ...by themselves
: judge and party.
Science has no definitive truth, it is self-directed.
be self-correcting, as long as the science in question is not taken hostage by big financial interests and like the majority of universities, laboratories, are dependent on their finances, they will not bite the breast that feeds them.
A scientific fact must be reproducible ...
It’s very fair! However, this reproducibility must not be conditioned by criteria which are unsuitable for the subject examined, hence:
Very difficult to distinguish ...
A pseudo-science can be revealed by a simple test as it was done for astrology.
Always true. But here again, the test must indeed be adapted and effective. For example, AIDS tests are uncertain like the Elisa test, or not recognized as the Western Blot in America. The interpretation of these tests is also random and subjective: 2 markers are sufficient in Africa to be declared AIDS and 4 in Australia. Is that scientific or pseudo-scientific? And so :
This test must be well studied to avoid bias ...
It is precisely these interpretive biases that pose problems in the context of the supposed sciences and pseudo sciences.
So the tests they talk about on H are biased in interpretation since these tests are unsuitable for the subject.
The same goes for vaccines because they have not been scientifically tested like other drugs that need to obtain marketing authorization. [*] [*]
Two weights, two measures? and these jokes will criticize the non-AMM for H! It is the hospital which laught at the charity
Internet, pseudo-science echo chamber ...
The Internet is also the echo chamber of pseudo pseudociences such as zetetics and they do not complain about it. Or rather the Internet is the only way to escape, for now, [*] from the censorship of pseudo pseudoscientists and governments, some of them even prohibiting to consult the web.
A standoff between the democracy of knowledge and the democracy of the gullible ...
It is all a question of gullibility, it is in human nature and those who religiously believe in zetetics and other septic tanks, are in no way different from the others. Vanity of vanities than pretending to be the one and only holder of any knowledge! "Outside of zetetics there is no salvation
"this must remind some people!
[*] our president and his aficionados precisely want to censor the Internet of supposed or real fake news, according to SES and only SES criteria and to silence any opposition, like all the other totalitarian countries. So democracy is taking a serious penknife
[*] [*] Where are you on the questions asked about these exceptions to vaccines and to which you have not answered ... as usual.
"We make science with facts, like making a house with stones: but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a pile of stones is a house" Henri Poincaré