Not to be confused with pseudoscience
or fringe science
, where the individual attempts to use science
to explore outrageous theories, instead surface science is conducted by those individuals who have absolutely no firm understanding of scientific methodologies or experimentation and attempt to use what little knowledge they have to research and explore completely believable, realistic claims.
The inconsistent and weak theories offered by many commercial pick-up artist
s to explain human attraction fails to take into account psychological, sociological, and general scientific principles, and are therefore practicing surface science, while trying to pass it off as genuine fact.