ERIC Number: EJ260409
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Notes on the Nature of Fringe Science.
Dutch, Steven I.
Journal of Geological Education, v30 n1 p6-13 Jan 1982
Identifies three classifications of scientific ideas (center, frontier, fringe) and defines fringe as a region where ideas are highly speculative or weakly confirmed. Points out the factual and logical fallacies of fringe science through questions based upon scientific methodology, discussion, and numerous examples from the past and present. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A