It’s Time to Stop Misusing “Pseudoscience”

Jonathan Riley
Nov 8, 2019 · 3 min read

Pseudoscience is a term that we hear a lot these days, particularly among the skeptical community. First coined by historian James Pettit in 1796, it has always been a defamatory term, and lately has come to be used for anything that attempts to say something true about the world without agreeing with the scientific consensus, even in cases where the results of legitimate scientific experiments contradict current…