CZ:Core controversial articles

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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.

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Stub Heterodox economics movement: A movement seeking to gain acceptance of ideas which are outside the mainstream of economic thought. [e]
  • Approved Article Terrorism: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective. [e]



  • Developing Article Censorship: The act of preventing specifically defined ideals, concepts, images, or messages from being available to a given population. [e]

Applied Arts and Sciences

  • Developing Article 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. [e] and
  • Developed Article 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. [e]
  • Approved Article 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. [e]
  • Approved Article Chiropractic: A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities. [e]
  • Developing Article 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 [e]
  • Developing Article Pseudoscience: Any theory, or system of theories, that is deceptively claimed to be scientific. [e]
  • Approved Article Scientific method: The concept of systematic inquiry based on hypotheses and their testing in light of empirical evidence. [e]
  • Approved Article Evidence-based medicine: The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. [e]
  • Developing Article 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. [e]



Whether or not they are truly "organizations", "cults", "religions", or "orders", they are nonetheless controversial and are listed below: