Protoscience - RationalWiki

Protosciences are fields of study that existed before the modern scientific method was established before developing into proper science.They were often concerned as much with occultism or religion as with natural phenomena. Continuing to hold belief in a protoscience that has been discredited in favor of a modern scientific field is considered pseudoscience.…

protoscience - Wiktionary

protoscience (plural protosciences) An unscientific field of study which later becomes a science (e.g. astrology becoming astronomy and alchemy becoming chemistry). A field of study at the initial phase of the scientific method, involving information gathering and hypothesis formulation, but is not yet falsifiable, or if it is, its predictions ...…

Protoscience - Wikiversity

Protoscience is often science in search of new methods for the study of aspects of the universe that have so far avoided scientific analysis. For example, a science of astrophysics was greatly facilitated by the development of stellar spectroscopy methods.…

Protoscience Psychology Wiki Fandom

Protoscience is a field of study that appears to conform to the initial phase of the scientific method, with information gathering and formulation of a hypothesis, but involves speculation that is either not yet experimentally falsifiable or not yet verified or accepted by a consensus of scientists. Protoscience is distinguished from other forms of speculation in that its formulation strives ...…

Fringe Science - Exploring the Bounderies of Research

Protoscience. This is closely related to fringe science and pseudoscience.. Whilst astrology is regarded, by modern scientists, as a pseudoscience, this was not always so. At the time, it was the best model that the ancients could devise from their observations, and they devised some extremely precise measurements for predicting celestial motion.…