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a term used to describe well-intentioned but incorrect, obsolete, incomplete, or over-simplified expositions of scientific ideas.
An example of bad science would be the statement that electrons revolve in orbits around the atomic nucleus, a picture that was discredited in the 1920's, but is so much more vivid and easily grasped than the one that supplanted it that it shows no sign of dying out.
by Laser Potato June 23, 2005
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