Talk:List of topics characterized as pseudoscience

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Arbitration Committee Decisions on Pseudoscience

The Arbitration Committee has issued several principles which may be helpful to editors of this and other articles when dealing with subjects and categories related to "pseudoscience".

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Little tweak to Feng Shui text[edit]

Feng Shui is listed twice. The first mention is short, while the second one is detailed. I propose that the following text is added to the first mention: "(See below for more information.)" Or something like that. (talk) 23:21, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

predictions by a parrot[edit]

While astrology is quite popular and well known in most parts of the world predicting the future of the subject and has been included in the "List of topics characterized as pseudo-science ), palmistry is another method of predicting the future of a curious person and palmistry has been and is still quite popular in India. 

Besides palmistry , we have in India another method of prediction of future called parrot astrology or fortune telling <information sourced under -Parrot astrology from Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page). </ref></ref></ref></ref> wikipedia> , but I observed that Palmistry is not been included in the above-mentioned list.

In addition to parrot astrology, fortune telling by women of Erukula tribe (called "Erukula Chepputa" in Telugu) is also popular in Andhra Pradesh. The Erukulas are a tribal people . they are spread over the States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The women from a sub tribe of "Parikamuggula Yerukula " .<Information sourced from>. This kind of fortune telling was quite popular ,but they are not as conspicuous as they used to be. Fortune telling by Erukula women is not included in the above-mentioned list. (talk) 17:00, 19 May 2016 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Under the same logic, we could include the verse about "Step on a crack, break your mother's back." But since those subjects were never claimed to be science, and since they are not denounced by any science scholars, they will not be included here. Grammar's Li'l Helper Talk 17:54, 19 May 2016 (UTC)


I am wondering why only Maharishi Ayurveda is listed in this article as opposed to Ayurveda medicine in general. The Wikipedia article for Ayurveda already states that it is widely considered pseudoscientific.Sega31098 (talk) 19:35, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Ley lines[edit]

Please add Ley line, as that page already links to this one. Oskar Liljeblad (talk) 12:36, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Creationist cosmologies reference error[edit]

Just a tiny fix, the reference for Creationist cosmologies is currently "Technical Analysis in Financial Markets" - obviously a mistake. This reference is still relevant to the Finance section. I'd suggest adding the same tag as for the previous entry, "Creation science", which says "not in citation given" linking to - alternatively, a relevant citation could be found. I hope this is a useful suggestion. Thanks :) Refractions (talk) 05:41, 12 July 2016 (UTC)