A fringe theory is an idea or viewpoint which differs from the accepted scholarship in its field. Fringe theories include the models and proposals of fringe science, as well as similar ideas in other areas of scholarship, such as the humanities. The term fringe theory is commonly used in a narrower sense as a pejorative, roughly synonymous with pseudo-scholarship. Precise definitions that distinguish between widely held viewpoints, fringe theories, and pseudo-scholarship are difficult to construct because of the demarcation problem. Issues of false equivalence can occur when fringe theories are presented as being equal to widely accepted theories.

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  • Una teoría marginal es una idea o un conjunto de ideas que se apartan significativamente de los puntos de vista de corriente principal o mayoritarios. Puede incluir desde trabajos dudosos a otros realizados a un nivel académico aceptable dentro un campo de estudio, pero sólo con el apoyo de una minoría de profesionales. Algunos ejemplos incluyen a pseudociencia (ideas que pretenden ser teorías científicas, pero que tienen poco o ningún apoyo científico), teorías conspirativas, afirmaciones no comprobadas sobre medicina alternativa y pseudohistoria, entre otras. Algunas teorías marginales pueden ser, en un sentido más estricto, hipótesis, conjeturas o especulaciones. El caracterizarla como una teoría marginal no la invalida necesariamente; además, el descartarla basándose únicamente, o en parte, porque es marginal puede desviarse del espíritu que tiene el enfoque científico y puede limitar los nuevos avances y conocimientos. (es)
  • A fringe theory is an idea or viewpoint which differs from the accepted scholarship in its field. Fringe theories include the models and proposals of fringe science, as well as similar ideas in other areas of scholarship, such as the humanities. The term fringe theory is commonly used in a narrower sense as a pejorative, roughly synonymous with pseudo-scholarship. Precise definitions that distinguish between widely held viewpoints, fringe theories, and pseudo-scholarship are difficult to construct because of the demarcation problem. Issues of false equivalence can occur when fringe theories are presented as being equal to widely accepted theories. (en)
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  • A fringe theory is an idea or viewpoint which differs from the accepted scholarship in its field. Fringe theories include the models and proposals of fringe science, as well as similar ideas in other areas of scholarship, such as the humanities. The term fringe theory is commonly used in a narrower sense as a pejorative, roughly synonymous with pseudo-scholarship. Precise definitions that distinguish between widely held viewpoints, fringe theories, and pseudo-scholarship are difficult to construct because of the demarcation problem. Issues of false equivalence can occur when fringe theories are presented as being equal to widely accepted theories. (en)
  • Una teoría marginal es una idea o un conjunto de ideas que se apartan significativamente de los puntos de vista de corriente principal o mayoritarios. Puede incluir desde trabajos dudosos a otros realizados a un nivel académico aceptable dentro un campo de estudio, pero sólo con el apoyo de una minoría de profesionales. Algunos ejemplos incluyen a pseudociencia (ideas que pretenden ser teorías científicas, pero que tienen poco o ningún apoyo científico), teorías conspirativas, afirmaciones no comprobadas sobre medicina alternativa y pseudohistoria, entre otras. Algunas teorías marginales pueden ser, en un sentido más estricto, hipótesis, conjeturas o especulaciones. (es)
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  • Fringe theory (en)
  • Teoría marginal (es)
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