charlatanism charlatanism

Definition(s):

  • (n) the dishonesty of a charlatan

Usage(s):

  1. Beyond all the charlatanism, there is a genuine realm of magic, a yet undiscovered territory between man and his universe.
  2. It is Marcus Garvey's great organizationgreat not only in originality, but perhaps also in charlatanism.
  3. He suspected the Friar of charlatanism, perhaps because he tried to rationalize the colorful sermons that so inspired a people who felt, but understood nothing.

News

  • Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism

    ( American Mathematical Society ) 'Backtest overfitting' is a dubious yet common practice in finance.Its perils are dissected in 'Pseudo-Mathematics and FinancialCharlatanism: The Effects of Backtest Overfitting on Out-of-SamplePerformance,' to appear in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The authors write: 'We strongly suspect that ... backtestoverfitting is a large part of the ...
    on April 10, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "They don't do their homework; it's a kind of charlatanism," says Berlet. "They say there's no debris on the lawn in front of the Pentagon, but they base their analysis on a photo on the Internet. That's like analyzing an impressionist...
    on Sep 9, 2006 By: Chip Berlet Source: Seattle Times

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