Let us repeat the example from pt 2.
ALIEN VISITATION. UFOs ARE PILOTED BY BEINGS FROM OTHER WORLDS.
Shows that promote this line of propaganda, (Among other fringe claims), saturate the airways. So let us calmly and reasonably analyze what is being said, both in words and meaning.
This is treated as a statement of fact, in the eyes of the writer or speaker. Alien visitation is real, and UFOs are factual evidence of this.
What many viewers fail to realize, just because a host or guest claims something to be true, is Intellectually and Scientifically valueless. That is not how the Scientific Method works, and fortunately modern medicine and laboratory science does not work this way, or we would still be living in caves.
So with that in mind, how do we pick out pseudoscience from real science?
PSEUDOSCIENCE STARTS WITH A CONCLUSION, AND THEN TRIES TO SHOE HORN OR
MANUFACTURE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THIS PRECONCEPTION.- If we define UFOs properly,
(Unidentified Flying Objects), the Who, What, Where and When are not answered, by the very use of the term UNIDENTIFIED. The enemies of science and logic have already made the assumption that alien visitation is a reality, so UFOs are treated as evidence of such.
That gives us a BIG RED FLAG. YOU CANNOT BUILD SUPPORT FOR ONE CONCLUSION, BY USING A PREMISE THAT IS UNSUPPORTED BY ANY GOOD EVIDENCE AND/OR FAULTY LOGIC.
This is a favorite tactic of the creators and producers of Bad Science Television. They realize that Ancient Aliens, Bigfoot, Ghosts, Demons etc. are concepts unsupported by any real evidence that stands up to proper scrutiny, either in the lab or field. So they try to make the viewer believe that the reality of the chosen subject matter is a given, and they are trying to investigate and evaluate each situation, to find the truth. IN REALITY, THE BASIC IDEA OF THE SHOW, ACCEPTING UNPROVEN AND UNSCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS AS REAL, MAKES ANY TYPE OF SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION BOGUS, AND JUST PLAIN SILLY.
See PT 4.