Category talk:Protoscience

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Could particular branches of theoretical physics also be included under this category, such as Loop Quantum Gravity, etc.? Daecon 06:36, 10 July 2008 (EDT)

I'm not sure. I suppose it would depend on whether the authorities on the field can all agree on a standard methodology for testing it. The classic example of a protoscience is psychotherapy (you know, "tell me about your childhood", dream interpretations, and all that jazz). It is recognized as being a legitimate field of inquiry (i.e. not a pseudoscience), but no one has yet worked out an agreed-upon way to apply the scientific method to the field (which is why so much of psychotherapy is untested conjecture). Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 06:46, 10 July 2008 (EDT)