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Commission on Pseudoscience and Research Fraud Memorandum #2 HOMEOPATHY AS PSEUDOSCIENCE
The Problem of Practical Demarcation between Science and Pseudoscience in the Russian Scientific Field
As a matter of fact, science is always accompanied by its shadow, pseudoscience. The latter is a collective name for all kinds of concepts and activities that, for various purposes, disguise as science. However, there are hardly any clear formal criteria enabling one to demarcate between science and pseudoscience.
The ongoing brain drain and lack of financing is not the only reason why Russian science has suffered in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union. The increase in pseudoscience has been so strong that the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has formed a body to deal with the influx, the Commission on … [ . . . ]
April 4, 2014 Commission on Pseudoscience has launched a pilot version of the web-site. The web-site contains following sections: Reports of the Commission — the official information of the Commission and its members’ opinions; Pseudoscience monitor — current events of interest; The Archive of the bulletin “In Defense of Science” («В защиту науки»), published by … [ . . . ]