Is knowledge of science associated with higher skepticism of pseudoscientific claims?

American Biology Teacher 66 (8):536-548 (2004)
Abstract
We live in a world that is increasingly shaped by and bathed in science, with most scientific progress occurring in the past century, and much of it in the past few decades. Yet, several authors have puz- zled over the observation that modern societies are also characterized by a high degree of belief in a variety of pseudoscientific claims that have been thoroughly debunked or otherwise discarded by scientists (Anonymous, 2001; Ede, 2000).
Keywords science education  pseudoscience  critical thinking
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