The line between science and pseudoscience
Not Quite Curriculum Theory

The line between science and pseudoscience

Wendel, P. (2007, June). Falsifiability as a science/non-science demarcation criterion in the battle against creationism. Paper presented at the Ninth International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Wendel (2007 began his analysis with a working definition of the term creationist as “anyone who endorses the theistic creation of the universe … Continue reading

Boundary-work and the demarcation of science from non-science
Not Quite Curriculum Theory

Boundary-work and the demarcation of science from non-science

Gieryn, T. (1983). Boundary-work and the demarcation of science from non-science: Strains and interests in professional ideologies of scientists. American Sociological Review, 48, 781–795. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095325. Professor Gieryn’s paper focused on what the author saw as the “problem of demarcation” of science from non-science; specifically how he perceived that scientists had—until the published date … Continue reading