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A substance that could either be solid, liquid or gas. It is supposed to make you feel better, although many of them carry great consequences for using them. Such as: hair loss, excessive hair growth, constantly puking, Hepatitis A and internal bleedings.

So basically, it MIGHT make you feel better from your current illness, but you get something worse in return.

Medicine often contain animals.
Calling the factory for the detailed ingredients of a medicine that contains gelatin.

Caller: what kind of gelatin is this?

Seller: pork.
by Kakashi's relative. February 08, 2014
A branch of science without an existing subject.

People engaged in either branch of pseudoscience claim it to be science, either from delusion, ignorance or greed (or all of it). Pseudoscience is invoked in explanations for paranormal phenomenons but not limited to.

Pseudoscience fails to fulfill the definition of science, e.g falsifiability, inconsistance and contradiction of existing knowledge, inabillity to make presumption based on observations or just making a testable hypothesis to an observed phenomenon.

Related to junk scince.
1. Theology - literary, the science of god
2. Intelligent Design - uses "Desinger did it" as a stand-in for argument ad ignorantiam on the science of evolution.
3. Most of the New Age concepts are pseudoscience, such as...
4. Homeopathy - contradicts most of molecular and medical science
by Tongaro September 05, 2009
A blatant lie, a fragrant untruth, an obvious falicy.

Or, the excriment of cattle.
"I smell something...
Is it dog? No...
Is it horse? No...
I know. Its BULLSHIT!"

Poorly quoted "Only fools and horses"

Well, the concept is right.
by pal_sch July 30, 2004
1. What many hippies of the 60s and 70s turned into in the 80s and 90s with the best intentions, except without drugs or any attempt to change the world. They almost all live in the Southwest, are obsessed with Egypt, India, or someplace else that's exotic, they mix the worst parts of all Eastern and Pagan Religions and say "I'm spiritual, not religious." Almost all are sold out baby boomer women that are not quite fat, have orange hair, and have overbites. They would probably say to this definition, in their draining whisper, "I'm picking up on a lot of hostility here. Can I do Reiki on you?"
2. The music they play while meditating on why Native Americans and Asians don't all love them even though they have the respect to drain their traditions.
I had a vision from the Spirit I was at the Pyramids and suddenly Isis blanketed me inside a blanket of warm healing energy. You know what that means, I was Nefertiti in a past life. Oh, and these Tibetan monks were giving me prayer flags. And there was some Enya song in the background."
by whatever works June 05, 2005
See sham, fraud, fake, or any word adjacent to those.

Basically its a falsetto 'religion' in which eternal happiness is attained by donating all of your money to the leaders.

Founded by L. Ron Hubbard as a way to scheme money and make a fast buck off his books. One of the 'holiest' days in this religion is Hubbard's birthday.

Because most celebrites such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta are too stupid to realize it, they belong to this group.
If you even THINK of joining scientology, you should be kicked in the balls...hard.
by ACG2x April 28, 2004
People from outerspace. Generally peace loving and wise, they've come to Earth because we've got velcro and they love that shit
I've got some Aliens living in my basement
by Quicksand Jesus May 02, 2004
1)Someone who listens to what they like. if they like a song, they listen to it. if it is RnB but they like it, they listen to it. if it's heavy metal, and they like it they listen to it. if it's bubblegum pop but they like it they listen to it. they also wear what they like. if they like a designer shirt, they wear it, if they like a bright pink pair of trews they'll wear it. (even the boys) basically, someone who really is their own person, and not the hypocritical non-conformists
2)The label used in schools for people who are nots chavs, goths skaters or emos
Townie: oooooh ma god, you're a goth cos you listen to slipknot!
Alternative: I don't listen to slipknot
Townie: why you wearin' a slipknot hoodie then?
Alternative: i'm wearing a yellow t-shirt and a black jacket, since when does that mean i listen to slipknot? Slipknot are crap!
by ~bLiSs~ February 18, 2005
The pseudoscience invented by L. Ron Hubbard and used to give a thin veneer of plausability to Scientology. Dianetics claims to be "the modern science of mental health" but in reality is little more than ridiculous claims with no or fraudulent evidence to back them up. The basic principle of Dianetics is that by "auditing", which is like talking to someone, but much more expensive, you can be freed of your "reactive mind", the area of your mind that, according to Scientology, is out to make you fail at life. The concept of a reactive mind is of course completely false and was only invented to convince people that all their problems in life could be attributed to a single source which could only be cured by Scientology. As if that wasn't enough bullshit for one day, Dianetics and Scientology also claim to be able to cure you of other things besides your reactive mind, such as toxins, drug residues and radiation stored in your body, although any sort of reliable medical evidence that their methods work in any way at all is sadly lacking.
According to L. Ron Hubbard, taking huge doses of niacin can flush radiation and sunburn out of your body. He "discovered" this when he noticed that when people took large quantities of niacin, they experienced a red flush in areas where they had previously been sunburnt. If they regularly took niacin, the flush would lessen and lessen until eventually it stopped altogether. Hubbard concluded that the flush was radiation leaving the body, and that it stopped because all the radiation had been flushed out. Funnily enough, if you ask a medical professional, he'll tell you that a known side-effect of niacin overdoses is that they cause the cells in the body to release histamine, and that histamine can cause a strange red flush. He'll also tell you that when you're sunburnt, your capillaries - the tiny blood vessels in your skin become damaged, that when they heal they heal into a different structure than undamaged capillaries, and that in the event of a histamine release caused by overdoses of niacin, the red flush would look much different in areas with these damaged capillaries. Strange coincidence, eh?
by Underscore January 25, 2004
Psychology is everyone's major at some point during their college career.
Me: What are you majoring in? (Dont you dare say psychology)
Random Person: Psychology.
Me: OOOOH exciting.
by Cliff Whitty March 22, 2006
comes from the 19th-century American practice of selling cure-all elixirs in traveling medicine shows. Snake oil salesmen would falsely claim that the potions would cure any ailments. now-a-days it refers to fake products.
"why did you buy that snake oil? it does absolutely nothing!"
by x March 12, 2004