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In the history of mankind we have strived to understand the world around us to know and understand how and why things happen Thus science was born Pseudo-science was born as well A science tries to explain how and why things happen by creating laws that dictate what Nature does A pseudo-science is something that claims to be scientific but really isnt Some examples of pseudo-science include things like astrology numerology and other so-called sciences The laws of a science are based upon the hypotheses of scientists In order for a hypothesis to become theory it must be tested The best way to prove it true is to try to prove it false If it succeeds the test then it is one step closer to being proven true The more times it is proven true the higher the probability of it being completely true Inductively after it has been proven true a number of times it has to be true However logically it can never really be proven completely true since it would take an infinite number of tests to do so A pseudo-science is similar in that it has laws However these laws are mostly restatements of known facts For example in astrology they make claims about what you are like based on what day you were born The things they say however are things that are statistically common for those people They are also very vague making the chances of being wrong increasingly low Also they can be interpreted in many different ways allowing for unbelievable flexibility in their predictions A pseudo-scientific theory can always be proven right which may sound good However in most cases they can never truly be tested they seem to just explain everything True they may be correct but that doesnt make them anymore scientific If there is no way at all to prove it wrong then it really cant be proven right either Science then
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