Pseudoscience Dictionary: Chemtrails

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Pseudoscience: Consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method (unproven, not testable, or opposed to the consensus of traditional science).


Definition: Dubbing the contrails (a trail of condensed water from an aircraft) “chemtrails,” refers to the theory that governments or other parties are engaged in a secret program to add toxic chemicals to the atmosphere from aircraft in a way that forms visible plumes in the sky, somewhat similar to contrails. Various different motivations for this alleged spraying are speculated, including sterilization, reduction of life expectancy, mind control or weather control.

Reasoning: Studies have shown there is no evidence that contrails are purposeful “chemtrails.”

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Conclusion: Chemtrails are a pseudoscientific conspiracy theory that is not supported by evidence.

Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check

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