Science and Pseudoscience. Sorting Fact from Fiction J. David O’Dell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry Glenville State College. What is Science?. From Latin scientia , meaning knowledge Often regarded as a knowledge base More specifically, scientific knowledge is
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Science and Pseudoscience
Sorting Fact from Fiction
J. David O’Dell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Glenville State College
“Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.”
Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)
French Mathematician, Theoretical Physicist, and Philosopher of Science
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