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Science vs. Pseudoscience - Siska De Baerdemaeker

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Pseudoscience is a set of theories, methods, and assumptions that appear scientific, but aren’t. In the worst cases, pseudoscience practitioners encourage this confusion to exploit people. But even when it's well-intentioned, pseudoscience can still prevent people from getting the help they need. So, how can you tell what’s science and what’s pseudoscience? Siska De Baerdemaeker investigates.

The question of how to distinguish science from pseudoscience is called ___ in philosophy of science.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Siska De Baerdemaeker
  • Director Eoin Duffy
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Composer Adam Alexander, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Sound Designer Adam Alexander, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Anna Bechtol, Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Kelso Harper
  • Fact-Checker Paige Downie

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