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Pseudoscience. By Kristen VandenBerg. Examples of Historical Pseudoscience: The Four Humors. The Four Humors: Blood, Phlegm, Yellow Bile, Black Bile Popularized by Ancient Greeks, remained prominent medical idea for over 2,000 years. Examples of Historical Pseudoscience: Phrenology.

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pseudoscience

Pseudoscience

By Kristen VandenBerg

examples of historical pseudoscience the four humors
Examples of Historical Pseudoscience: The Four Humors
  • The Four Humors:
    • Blood, Phlegm, Yellow Bile, Black Bile
    • Popularized by Ancient Greeks, remained prominent medical idea for over 2,000 years
examples of historical pseudoscience phrenology
Examples of Historical Pseudoscience: Phrenology
  • Believed that the brain is divided into many areas, each with their own specific function
  • Believed that one’s personality could be determined by the shape of their skull
  • Popular during the Victorian Era
examples of modern pseudoscience
Examples of Modern Pseudoscience
  • Astrology/Horoscopes- Belief that celestial bodies predict of determine events on earth and/or individual people’s personalities
  • Crop Circles- Belief that otherworldly forces cause patterns by flattening crops
  • Therapeutic Touch- Belief that by putting their hands near a patient, practitioners can change someone's “energy field” to make them healthier