Mainstream Pseudoscience

Thiago Arzua runs down some of the history of phrenology and eugenics. Today it’s hard to believe, but, as Timothée Poisot notes, phrenology once was “mainstream science.” Mainstream pseudoscience, more accurately. The important thing to bear is mind is that many people believed this nonsense. Many people find it extremely easy to fall into biased and prejudicial thinking.


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