Tuesday, 16 December 2014

conspiracy theories and rejection of scientific consensus

In short: the mark of quackery or conspiracy theory is rejection of a rational scientific status quo consensus against the evidence, in order to establish the conspiracy theory as the new consensus.

 

http://synapses.co.za/consensus-guidelines-antiscience-noakes/

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/hostility-towards-scientific-consensus-a-red-flag-identifying-a-crank-or-quack/

watch out for predatory journals

Consider the 'Journal of Business and Economics.' This journal does not appear on the DHET accredited journals list (http://libguide...