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Pseudoscience refers to a belief or practice that is presented as a scientific field of study, but which does not adhere to a valid scientific method, or which lacks supporting evidence or plausibility. In looser terms, a pseudoscience is one that lacks status among the scientific community. Commonly held beliefs in popular science may be termed pseudosciences when they do not meet the criteria of science, or when they include aspects of science fiction. Pseudosciences may exist within any scientific field, including the physical sciences, life sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, or in the paranormal or ufology fields. For the purposes of categorization, junk science and fringe science are included in this category. Junk science is any scientific data, research or analysis considered to be fraudulent or spurious, while fringe science refers to scientific inquiries that depart significantly from mainstream or orthodox theories.



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