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Define these three terms scientific explanations, common sense explanation and belief-based explanations.

Using ESP, astrology, graphology, palmistry, or numerology as an example, describes how scientific explanations are superior to both common sense and belief-based explanations.

How do the method of authority and rational method connect to this discussion?

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(1) Define these three terms scientific explanations, common sense explanation and belief-based explanations.

• Scientific explanation is a systematic knowledge derived from the observed study of phenomena that can be examined by experimentation (Beyerstein, 1995). Pseudoscience are fields that try to appropriate scientific knowledge. The beliefs are based on pseudo or false sciences, which is any defined as belonging to a body of knowledgeable claiming to have a high level of science; but falls short in that it cannot be evidenced.

• Common sense explanation- is based on universal generalizations and relies on what can be observed naturally. For instance, common sense beliefs are causal explanations that are linked to physical science. In his paper on, "Common Sense Psychology and Scientific Explanation", Stoutland (n. d.) provides an example in demonstrating that "Joan went to the kitchen to get a glass of wine" As he further explains, she went to bring about a teleological occurrence (something that happened naturally). Thus, Joan is a rational agent, and her ...

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This solution distinguishes between scientific explanations and pseudoscientific explanations

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