Pseudoscientific Topics

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DescriptionPseudoscientific topic
Any of several systems of understanding, interpreting knowledge about reality and human existence, based on the relative positions and movement of various celestial bodies
Use of scientific methods and instrumentation in an unconventional manner to hunt 'spirits'
Disappearances and ship and aircraft disasters perceived as frequent in this area have led to the circulation of stories of unusual natural phenomena and paranormal encounters
Refers to practices said to enable one to detect hidden water, metals, gemstones or other objects
Now defunct theory for determining personality traits by feeling bumps on the skull
Proposes that our planet is disc-shaped and accelerates upward, producing the illusion of gravity
Body of ideas developed by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and his followers, which is devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior
The search for creatures that are considered not to exist by most biologists
Alternative medicine practice focusing on spinal manipulation
State of extreme relaxation and inner focus in which a person is unusually responsive to suggestions made by the tester
Use of fine needles to stimulate certain points and balance the flow of qi
Act of rising up from the ground without any physical aids, usually by the power of thought
Geometric designs of crushed or knocked-over crops created in a field
Paranormal ability to acquire information by means such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychic abilities, and remote viewing
Instrument that measures and records several physiological responses such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, breathing rhythms, body temperature and skin conductivity
Visual or auditory information that is discerned below the threshold of conscious awareness and has an effect on human behavior
Paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter or energy at a distance
The study of unidentified flying objects and frequently includes the belief that unidentified flying objects are evidence for extraterrestrial visitors
Class of proposed machines that violate one of the Laws of Thermodynamics
Ancient Chinese system of mysticism and aesthetics based on astronomy, geography, and the putative flow of qi
Ritualized attempts to communicate with the dead
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