From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science” by Robert Park, who wrote Voodoo Science—an excellent elaboration of the themes in this article which I recommend highly.
I began this list of warning signs to help federal judges detect scientific nonsense. But as I finished the list, I realized that in our increasingly technical society, spotting voodoo science is a skill that every citizen should develop.
Amen to that. Skepticism and incredulity are in short supply nowadays, though I suppose they were never particularly en vogue.