Posted: Jul 06, 2011 9:43 am
by Darkchilde
Clue No. 1: Usually most people trying to do revelations in physics that are doing pseudoscience, have read a few popular science books and have decided that their pet "theory" is the next revelation in physics. So, they will have absolutely no maths. If you do not see any maths in it, chances are that it is pseudoscience. Notable example: Harley Borgais. No maths whatsoever.

Clue No. 2: Look for anything that is considered pseudoscience in general, whether that is something like "electric universe" or something more easily seen like "astrology" or even some people try to "prove" god with their pet "theory".

Clue No. 3: look for the word quantum and words that have no relation to QM, and yet they are being shoved together. Example is Nassim Haramein and Deepak Chopra with their "quantum consciousness" woo and similar.

Clue No. 4: look for the words "free energy". That is always a good one. Anyone claiming to have found a source of free energy. Nothing says pseudoscience as much as misusing thermodynamics.

Clue No. 5: anyone claiming that they are misunderstood by the scientific community, that their ideas are scientific but that the scientific community is a clique or similar. persecution complexes, etc.

Clue No. 6: Anyone claiming that they have found a way to deny the theory of relativity or similar. Most probably they do not even understand the basics of it.

I will post more if I remember, or come across them.