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- What is pseudosience? According to this word, the prefix “pseudo” means something false and fake. For example pseudonym means a name which a person , such as a writer ,uses instead of their real name. So as you can guess , pseudoscience means something look like science but actually they are lack ok scientific evidence. No one can prove they are true or not. Sometimes they might be true, however, it may just be a coincidence.Pseudoscience is around our life. Such as metaphysics, Fengshui, Witchcraft, Horoscopes, palmreading and fortunetelling. Most of us may be very familiar with Horoscopes and fortunetelling. So do I. I am going to talk my experience when I encountered with pseudoscience. When I was very young , I didn’t know much about science and pseudoscience. I always believe what older people said. I remembered that when I was 14 years old , I went to Yunnan with my family members. One day, our tour guide asked us to visit a temple. The temple looked nice and beautifully decorated. It was very crowded. A lot of people were burning joss sticks and showing their respect to Kwan-yin statue and something like that. The joss sticks are very expensive. I remembered my father bought few of them for 800 yuan. However, a fortune-teller stopped our way and asked my sister to listen to him. Driven by her strong curiosity, she followed him into a small room. After about 15 minutes, my sister came out with a sad expression on her face. She then burst into tears. It all because the fortune teller, he said to her that she will have bad luck in this year. Her parents may have accidents and she should be careful. It was ridiculous and offensive however sometimes we just pay them money and hear them say something bad. They didn’t even know you, how can they know what will would happen in the future. Let us think in this way, if they know clearly what will happen in the future, why they just be a fortune teller but not a millionaire? Indeed , I don’t believe in fortune-telling at all. It isn’t based on science facts at all. I totally can’t understand why there are many people believe in it. Another interesting thing. I am a believer in horoscope, especially constellation. I have read some books about constellation. As I born between October 24 to November 22, I am a Scorpio. The books said some character features of Scorpio. I consider it is very correct. I have these features indeed. Even some times ,I have personal problems , I may consult constellation books. I think everything has two sides. All we should remember is that pseudoscience is not science. We should always believe in science and facts. However sometimes pseudoscience is very interesting and relaxing. It makes our life very colorful.
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