A Pseudoscience is a collection of beliefs and practices that are held and utilized by some individuals as truth, but have either not been sufficiently proved to the scientific community, or have been disproved by scientific study. Some examples of these are various types of Asian medical practices or graphology (handwriting analysis) that some people believe in devoutly but are still scientifically unproven, or phrenology, a 19th century fad that touted the belief that the personality could be read by analyzing the shape of the skull. In our modern world many pseudosciences exist and are very popular, but it is important to carefully evaluate alternative healing methods, or other pseudoscientific beliefs, before blindly committing to one or more of them.

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