Definition of junk science in English:

junk science


mass noun
  • Untested or unproven theories when presented as scientific fact.

    • ‘It also doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this is junk science.’
    • ‘It is junk science that is unproven and the subject of much serious debate.’
    • ‘In the past research that can only be described as junk science has been reported as fact by an uncritical media.’
    • ‘There might be lawyers who use junk science - theories that he or she knows have no acceptance among the scientific community.’
    • ‘Let me just very quickly say that unfortunately for you, John, every day, including this week, we'll have more and more confirmation of what you call junk science by very reputable scientists.’
    • ‘There is a remarkable reluctance among mainstream scientists and doctors to challenge junk science and expose its dangers, which are substantial.’
    • ‘It is my evaluation that the Greenhouse Theory is junk science, to put it bluntly.’
    • ‘I am not one to get overly-excited about junk science theories and am not prone to accepting all the peculiar goings-on with the paranormal.’
    • ‘It is time for the tort system, junk science, and the news media to face up to scientific evidence.’
    • ‘In short, my hypothetical study would be properly dismissed as junk science because it fails to use even the most basic statistical controls and techniques.’