There are a number of pseudoscientific theories and products that would be less successful if people approach them with more skepticism. In the case of pseudoscience the lack of skepticism seems to often harm the knowledge production. Beliefs with no evidence / support may supplant other beliefs that rest on a stronger foundation.

The Anti-vaccination /autism movement and the flat-earth movement are examples of poorly-thoughtout sets of beliefs that prevent people from taking more logical positions that are supported by evidence.


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