Physics 30 Writing Assignment, due Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

For the following topic, write a short essay in response to the news article linked below.   People believe in lots of weird stuff.  This semester we've discussed the difference between science and pseudoscience, and some of the  ways that people can make errors in reasoning.    Below is a link to a web site that describes a common pseudoscience topic.  For this essay, read the material at the site, and describe why this topic is pseudoscientific rather than really scientific.  You will find it helpful to go back to the notes from the first week of class and review the criteria for what makes something scientific.

What makes this pseudoscience?

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