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The Many Kinds of Pseudoscience

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

The Many Kinds of Pseudoscience

Taught by Professor Steven Novella | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Deconstruct several specific examples of pseudoscience to see how its various features work. You’ll investigate the pseudoscience behind iridology (the idea that our irises reflect our health), photographs that claim to capture ghosts, psychic abilities such as precognition, spontaneous human combustion, and more.


August 10, 2017