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Fringe science: Quiz


Question 1: A nuclear fusion reaction called cold fusion occurring near room temperature and pressure was reported by chemists ________ and Stanley Pons in March 1989.
Durham UniversityEnglandNewcastle UniversityMartin Fleischmann

Question 2: Friedlander suggests some guidelines for responding to fringe science, which he argues is a more difficult problem to handle, "at least procedurally,"[15] than ________.
PseudoscienceScientific methodPathological scienceScientific misconduct

Question 3: The term fringe science is sometimes loosely used to describe fields that are actually ________, or fields which are referred to as sciences, but entirely lack scientific rigor or plausibility.
Junk scienceRelationship between religion and scienceScientific methodPseudoscience

Question 4: ________
Philosophy of science
Scientific method
Relationship between religion and scienceScientific revolutionHistory of evolutionary thoughtHistory of science

Question 5: ________ is notoriously lacking in rigorous application of the scientific method, and reproducibility is typically a problem.
Fringe scienceRelationship between religion and sciencePseudoscienceJunk science

Question 6: ________'s belief that large amounts of vitamin C functioned as a panacea for a whole host of diseases, a claim that has largely been refuted.
Glenn T. SeaborgMelvin CalvinRoger AdamsLinus Pauling

Question 7: wrote that "'fringe science' [is] a term also suggesting kookiness."[10] This belief may be inspired by eccentric, groundbreaking researchers on the fringe of science (colloquially known as ________).
Science fictionFrankensteinMad scientistBlade Runner

Question 8: The term ________ is used to describe agenda-driven research that ignores certain standard methodologies and practices in an attempt to secure a given result from an experiment.
Fringe sciencePseudoscienceJunk sciencePathological science

Question 9: A valid fringe science may avoid recognition by a ________ for a variety of reasons, including incomplete or contradictory evidence.
Scientific methodScientific consensusEmpiricismParadigm

Question 10: The categorical boundaries between fringe science and ________ are often disputed.
Junk scienceRelationship between religion and scienceScientific methodPseudoscience


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