One example is Intelligent Design. For some reason, many members of the public can be convinced that something is scientific simply if they use big words or words that look scientific. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a very long word but Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means very little and we shouldn't be impressed with words like that.
Types of pseudoscience
Scientology is a pseudoscience
Why is it important? All too often advertisements paid for by Scientology turn up on the Internet and some are obviously Scientology but others talk about Dianetics or just promise you ethical happiness etc without making the source clear. Well Scientology doesn’t look very ethical and many reasonable people say they’re more likely to empty your bank balance and make you less happy and less healthy than before. So if you find advertisements
pretending saying they’ll improve your life and it all looks too good to be true keep away.