A common known pseudoscience theory is The Bermuda Triangle, also known as The Devil’s Triangle. A place located in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. Known for many disappearances of planes and ships. Many people believe that it is very mysterious; however, proof of its existence is not backed up with evidence. Many people believe that the disappearances were some kind of paranormal incident. Though this theory is impossible knowing that many ships, and aircrafts have traveled through, and over the Bermuda Triangle. There is evidence that shows a lot of the reports about the Bermuda Triangle incidents are false or exaggerated. There is and isn’t a way to test the theory that many people want to know. Was this paranormal or was it just a common plane crash or a ship sinking. However, this theory testing could turn out to be dangerous on many levels. One could seriously get hurt or it may prove that the theories are true.
Before I watched the videos and did the readings I knew nothing about the word pseudoscience. I never knew that it was a word that described ideas, or events that aren’t necessarily backed up by fact. Now learning about the word, my perception of the term is that it explains theories that lack factual evidence. Also, my understanding is that most pseudoscience theories are fake news that have been exaggerated. Knowing the definition of the word proves the theory of the Bermuda Triangle incidents to be made up, or just a coincidence.
Something I thought was scientific was the moon landing. I never knew the whole man landing on the moon was not true, or the story was I always believed that it was something that really happened. Now that I read one of my peers reading I know that it was not backed up with evidence; therefore, it’s not factual evidence, so it never really happened. There were also many other pseudoscience theories that interested me. One pseudoscience theory that I found interesting was Extra-Sensory Perception. Its interesting because it’s about people developing abilities. It’s a topic that haves me a little skeptical, but if this is, in any way, scientifically possible then I’m eager to learn about its possibilities. Although it’s not really proven that one can do that, there is room for discovery, much like the Bermuda Triangle, and other non proven theories. Most of the pseudoscience theories I’ve looked into and read about are very attention drawing; moreover, this class is definitely the space for me.