The main point of the attached passage, from the author’s view, is that ____.
The following is an excerpt from a chemistry textbook, explaining pseudoscience and some related terms.
Another term, junk science, is often used to describe scientific theories or data which, while perhaps legitimate in themselves, are believed to be mistakenly used to support an opposing position. There is usually an element of political or ideological bias in the use of the term. Thus the arguments in favor of limiting the use of fossil fuels in order to reduce global warming are often characterized as junk science by those who do not wish to see such restrictions imposed, and who claim that other factors may well be the cause of global warming. A wide variety of commercial advertising (ranging from hype to outright fraud) would also fall into this category; at its most egregious it might better be described as deceptive science.
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science cannot be trusted and people should be wary when they see claims made by scientists
all science and scientific finding should be considered factual, especially if experiments have been conducted, and the results trusted
there are many “fake scientists” out there creating false reports intended to scare people into believing a certain idea that may not be scientifically true but can be used to sell a belief
one must carefully consider the source of information and how that information is being used to potentially influence an audience, even if presented in the name of “science”
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