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Bill Nye the Science Guy

Pseudoscience (#304)

Extraodinary claims require extraordinary proof. Bill Nye demonstrates the difference between real science and pseudoscience. Science is the process of testing claims. Any claim that can't be tested is based in pseudoscience. What's considered a pseudoscience? Things like magic, the use of pyschic, tails of big foot and UFO's--none of these can be scientifically tested. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Bill Nye knows how to provide easy access to hard science. What's his secret? A fast-paced approach blending humor and hands-on activities. Bill encourages kids to ask interesting questions...then shows them how to discover fascinating answers. Enlist the Science Guy's help when it comes to teaching a range of subjects such as Health, Math, Nature, and Environmental issues.

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