Saturday, July 14, 2012
Some guide lines. Good ones.
Someone I've never heard of before has posted what I think is a pretty good starting place, not just for telling the difference between science and pseudoscience, but in life in general. It provides a bunch of red flags which should immediately start you looking closer. The same sort of flags could apply for politics or business. When it sounds to good to be true, when it makes you smarter than people who have spent years looking at the topic, look more closely. And when there's sod all work backing the claims up, treat them with suspicion.