If you're diving into the world of skepticism for the first time, understanding the meaning of some commonly used words would be useful.
You can find a comprehensive list in the TFS dictionary section in the main menu.
Over the weeks I'll keep adding to the lexicon but here's a few words to get you started:
Pseudoscience consists of claims, beliefs or practices presented as being plausible scientifically but which are not justifiable by the scientific method. A topic, practice, or body of knowledge can reasonably be considered pseudoscientific when it is presented as consistent with the norms of scientific research but it demonstrably fails to meet these norms.
a substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases.
a product, policy, claim or idea of little real worth or value that is promoted as the solution to a problem.
In accordance with fact or reality.
Not in accordance with the facts or with reality.
Woo is a word skeptics use to describe pseudo-scientific ideas, ideas that are irrational, often implausible and not based on any evidence that is proportional with the often extraordinary nature of the claim. These are ideas are rarely tested to see if they are real and are usually defended against all reason and contrary evidence.