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Science on Television

Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood. If you have never heard of science (to say nothing of how it works), you can hardly be aware that you are embracing pseudoscience.

How satisfying it would be, as in folklore and children’s stories, to fulfil our heart’s desire just by wishing. How seductive this notion is, especially when compared with the hard work and good luck usually required to achieve our hopes. The enchanted fish or the genie from the lamp will grant us three wishes—anything we want except for more wishes. Who has not pondered—just to be on the safe side, just in case we ever come upon and accidentally rub an old, squat brass oil lamp—what to ask for?

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