CZ:Core controversial articles
This page is intended to provide links to existing and not yet created articles that are likely to raise passions, attract contributors, encourage the creation of numerous ancillary articles, and provide Citizendium opportunities to show to the world how important and inevitable it is.
- Evolutionary psychology controversy: The various criticisms of evolutionary psychology, as well as counterarguments to these criticisms.
- Quantum biology: An emerging discipline that aims to investigate quantum phenomena in living systems, and consider applications of the findings to science and technology.
- Orch-OR: A speculative theory of consciousness proposed in the mid-1990s by British theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and American anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff. and
- Stuart Hameroff: Add brief definition or description
- Rupert Sheldrake: Add brief definition or description
- Jacques Benveniste: Add brief definition or description
- Masaru Emoto: Add brief definition or description
- Crop circle: Add brief definition or description
- Cryptozoology: Add brief definition or description including:
- Big foot: Add brief definition or description
- Heterodox economics movement: A movement seeking to gain acceptance of ideas which are outside the mainstream of economic thought.
- Terrorism: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- Guantanamo_detention_camp: A military-operated extrajudicial detention facility created by the George W. Bush Administration for selected captives apprehended during the war on terror; ordered closed by the Obama administration but apparently will remain in operation indefinitely
- Palestine: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Palestine (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Israel: Country in the Middle East.
- Heterosexism: Add brief definition or description
- Moral relativism: Add brief definition or description
- Torture: The infliction of mental or physical pain, for punishment or as an interrogation technique.
- Animal rights: Add brief definition or description
- Church of Scientology: Controversial religion based on the teachings of American author L. Ron Hubbard.
- Censorship: The act of preventing specifically defined ideals, concepts, images, or messages from being available to a given population.
Applied Arts and Sciences
- Acupuncture point: According to the earliest oriental extant medical treatise, the Yellow Emperor's Classic, "holes" on the surface of the body enabling the life force, or qi (ch'i) to pass in an out of the body. and
- Acupuncture: A form of alternative medicine that involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being.
- Homeopathy: System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Chiropractic: A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities.
- Circumcision: In male humans, removal, by cutting, of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis; may be for cultural, medical, or religious reasons, or as a rite of passage
- Abortion: The deliberate expulsion of an embryo or foetus from the womb for the purpose of ending a pregnancy.
- Informed consent: Agreement, by the person affected or his surrogate, to make a knowledgeable decision consenting to participation in a medical treatment or research trial
- Pseudoscience: Any theory, or system of theories, that is deceptively claimed to be scientific.
- Scientific method: The concept of systematic inquiry based on hypotheses and their testing in light of empirical evidence.
- Evidence-based medicine: The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.
- Multiple chemical sensitivity: An often disputed condition characterized by the following: symptoms are reproducible with repeated chemical exposure; the condition is chronic; low levels of exposure result in manifestations of the syndrome; symptoms improve or resolve when the incitants are removed; responses occur to multiple chemically unrelated substances; symptoms involve multiple organ systems.
Whether or not they are truly "organizations", "cults", "religions", or "orders", they are nonetheless controversial and are listed below: