Neo-Obscurantism Unmasked

State Pseudoscience

The term "pseudoscience" refers to doctrines that try to disguise themselves as "science" despite having little or no scientifical basis at all. The term "state pseudoscience" (often incorrectly called "scientism") is used to refer to those forms of pseudoscience who are widely promoted and supported by mainstream media and institutions for political and/or economic purposes. As such, state pseudoscience is several order of magnitude more dangerous than ordinary pseudoscience, since it can rely on massive amounts of economic resources, manpower and propaganda outlets that an average pseudoscientist has no way to obtain.


How to recognize state pseudoscience: the main features that set it apart from actual science.