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pseudoscience

See also: pseŭdoscience

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pseudo- +‎ science, 1796, originally in reference to alchemy.[1]

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pseudoscience (plural pseudosciences)

  1. Any body of knowledge purported to be scientific or supported by science but which fails to comply with the scientific method.
    • 1796, James Pettit Andrews, Robert Henry, History of Great Britain, from the death of Henry viii. to the accession of James vi. of Scotland to the crown of England p. 87:
      The fantastical pseudo-science of alchemy has in all ages had its numerous votaries …

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  1. ^ James Pettit Andrews, Robert Henry, History of Great Britain, from the death of Henry viii. to the accession of James vi. of Scotland to the crown of England p. 87