Institutional Degeneration of Science

Philosophical Drops (2019)
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Since Popper and Lakatos, the demarcation line between science and non-science has been considered to be one of the fundamental issues of the philosophy of science. According to Lakatos, pseudoscience is a non-science, which appears as science, using a public authority of science. Since then, mountains of texts have been published on how non-sciences, such as astrology, are not sciences. But the enemy is not on the other side of the border. The enemy is in our midst. The science has been institutionalized. The best way to do the pseudoscience is to fuss inside the big enterprise that has been recognized as a science.
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