When someone has no scientific knowledge and apparently lacks the ability to comprehend it and proclaims to know the truth about scientific facts. This is usually for political and/or financial reasons but can also be as a result of believing something regardless of evidence to the contrary.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) suffered the Stockman effect when he tried to coin a non-scientific theory about climate science based on his own misguided ideas of how the scientific method works and tried to call it "the Stockman effect".
by catsgotmytongue November 30, 2014
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