Demarcation problem

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In philosophy of science and epistemology, the demarcation problem is the question of how to distinguish between science and non-science.[1] It examines the boundaries between science, pseudoscience and other products of human activity, like art and literature and beliefs.[2][3] The debate continues after over two millennia of dialogue among philosophers of science and scientists in various fields.[4][5] The debate has consequences for what can be called "scientific" in fields such as education and public policy.[6]:26,35