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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.

Karl Popper proposed falsifiability as a demarcation criterion. What does it mean? Why is it, on its own, not sufficient to solve the demarcation problem?

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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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