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Kean University - HIST 3854 - Class Notes - Week 7

School: Kean University
Department: Art History
Course: History of Psuedoscience
Professor: Brian Regal
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: history, Pseudoscience, and Geology
Name: History of Pseudoscience week 7 notes
Description: The following concepts are covered in these notes *The line that separates real science and pseudoscience *a major look into dubious geology (flat earth and hollow earth theory) *specific examples of these concepts
Uploaded: 10/20/2018
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background image Lecture date; 10/18/2018 History of Pseudoscience 
(HIST 3854)
Week 7 notes
Definitions are in blue Topics are in yellow Things to remember are pink Topic: Differences between real and fake science, and 
Dubious Geology
1. What separates pseudoscience from real science? a. Differences between pseudoscience and real science i. Demarcation (fixing the boundary or limit or something; a 
dividing line)
∙ Ideology: set of doctrines and beliefs that form the  basis of various systems (political, economic, 
religious)
∙ Science must do the following a. Separate itself from other types of thinking
b. Establish research goals
c. Establish Authority
d. Deny Resources to pseudoscience
e. Protect pseudoscience from Politics and 
Ideology August Comte states that one major goal of real science 
was to separate truth from politically motivated distortion
ii. Use of Paradigms ∙ Paradigms: a major intellectual idea that needs to be  understood before a wider body of intelligence a. Paradigms must make sense of other things 1
background image b. Massive amounts of evidence are required for  paradigms ∙ Paradigm Shift a. When  2. What is Dubious Geology? (flat earth and hollow earth theory) i. Eratosthenes established the round shape of the earth ii. Columbus did not think the world was flat iii. First “modern” modern earther = 18 th  century Englishman  Lodowick Muggleton iv. 19 th  century: Founding of the Zetetic Society by Samuel  Rowbotham published Earth Not a Globe (1849). v. 1885: William Carpenter publishes One Hundred proofs The
Earth Not a Globe
3. How does flat earth theory work? a. The world is merely a flat disk, with the Ice caps being a ring of  ice at the edge b. A metaphysical (crystal-like sphere) huge glass ball
c. The sun orbits Above the flat disk
4. Hollow earth theory Argues that the earth is in fact hollow Some argue that there is a civilization on the inside, others argue that 
WE are on the inside
There are wild variants to this crackpot theory (secret civilizations, 
aliens, 
5. Dubious geologist: Cyrus Teed AKA Koresh a. Cyrus Teed: we are inside the earth, but there are no holes
b. The outer sphere are the heavens
c. Teed starts a community down in Florida; 
d. After almost electrocuting himself to death, Teed had a vision (or 
so he claimed).  e. Believed an angel talked to him about the hollow earth and it  was Teed’s responsibility to inform the masses f. Builds a generating plant powered by wind, that produces  enough energy to power his community; he distributes it to local 
towns
g. Teed was ultimately beat to death by the local sherif 2

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School: Kean University
Department: Art History
Course: History of Psuedoscience
Professor: Brian Regal
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: history, Pseudoscience, and Geology
Name: History of Pseudoscience week 7 notes
Description: The following concepts are covered in these notes *The line that separates real science and pseudoscience *a major look into dubious geology (flat earth and hollow earth theory) *specific examples of these concepts
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