List of organizations opposing mainstream science

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This is a list of organizations opposing mainstream science by frequently challenging the facts and conclusions recognized by the mainstream scientific community. By claiming to employ the scientific method in order to advance certain fringe ideas and theories, they are often charged with promotion of various forms of pseudoscience.

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Groups promoting quackery[edit]

Quackery is the promotion of ineffective or fraudulent medical treatments.

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