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The Demon Haunted World

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Jasmine Acharya

on 12 June 2011

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Transcript of The Demon Haunted World

MMMGIRR The Demon Haunted World Carl Sagan Science vs. Pseudoscience What is science? Skepticism Reason Knowledge Pseudoscience? The Scientific Method Pseudoscience is easier to contrive than science, because distracting confrontations with reality–where we cannot control the outcome of the comparison–are more readily avoided. The standards of argument, what passes for evidence, are much more relaxed. In part for the same reasons, it is much easier to present pseudoscience to the general public than science. - Carl Sagan Detecting Pseudoscience "Baloney Detection Kit" Occam's Razor
Logical fallacies
Control experiments
Is it testable?
Quantify The scientific way of thinking is at once imaginative and disciplined. This is central to its success. -Carl Sagan It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it. -Carl Sagan-
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