Re: What makes science science?

den Otter (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 00:30:22 +0200

> From: maxm <>

> Frequently I discuss futurism/transhumanism versus the pseudoscience of
> groups like the alternative "healers", Edgar Casey worshippers,
> astrologists, biorhythmists, pendulists, homeopathists etc. etc.
> Often I do this with people who doesn't quite believe that science holds all
> the answers.
> Several times I have found that I need a very simple explenation of what
> makes something scientifically sound and what doesn't.
> I know that this isn't quite extropian in itself but I think that it might
> be of interrest to more people on this list than me.

Maybe not completely what you want(?), but I find this page quite useful for matters of science vs superstition: