Pseudoscience is a body of knowledge, methodology, belief, or practice that is claimed to be scientific, or has been made to appear scientific, but does not adhere to the scientific method, lacks supporting evidence or plausibility, or otherwise lacks scientific status.
Other names for essentially the same phenomenon include:
Common examples of pseudoscience include:
- many forms of alternative medicine, including homeopathy
- Creation science
- Intelligent Design
- many types of paranormal claims and investigations of those claims