Marginal Science Can Be Distinguished from Genuine Science

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Marginal Science Can Be Distinguished from Genuine Science
Can marginal science be distinguished from genuine science? If marginal science can be distinguished from genuine science, why study marginal science? These two questions are important when discussing the philosophy of science because the study of pseudoscience enables people to grasp the understanding of what pseudoscience means, people need the opportunity to research and analyze genuine science from marginal science, and research builds and strengthens higher order thinking skills. The six analytic skills of Giere’s, genuine science can be distinguished from marginal science.
First, marginal science is not genuine science because it can be proven inconclusively while genuine...
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.....order thinking skills in research and in their reading of different articles. Marginal science can be distinguished from genuine science because it can be proven inconclusively, while genuine science can be proven by using the scientific method.
Works Cited
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, Ronald, John
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