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"He became obsessed by a particular mathematical figure called a Borromean knot, in which he saw the key to the unconscious, to sexuality and to the ontological situation of mankind. His quasi-mathematical, pseudological fantasies—the culmination of the cargo cult science of his school..."
— Raymond Tallis
... if Lacan stated things like that, this is pure pseudoscience; I really don't see why we need the concept of cargo cult science here and suspect that Tallis simply confused them or was not aware of their differences?
About the Aircraft Cabin Air Sampling Study... without further details this seems to impose the conclusion "Any scientific activity with any fault in method is cargo cult science." Is that so?
Absolutely good points there. I think none these examples make sense. On the other hand, this might also mean that the term just is inaccurately applied to different kinds of pseudo scientific papers. While this may not be corrected with a Wikipedia article, the vagueness of definition should be made clear in the examples section - or the section should possibly be removed.
References appearing in gutters between sections
Some of the articles being displayed have references in the selected portions, and these are trying to appear in the gutters between the sections. I cannot figure out how to fix this, so hopefully somebody else can! TIA HAND —Phil | Talk 12:50, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, @John, that seems to have fixed it. I suppose the references could have been replaced with raw links but eitherway it's tidier now. I wonder whether it's worth cobbling up an editnotice to explain it in future. —Phil | Talk 15:29, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
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