Pseudoscience is a set of claims that seem scientific but really aren't. The claims of pseudoscience fail to meet the requirements of scientific thinking, because they fail to meet the standards of conformation bias. Belief perseverance is also a huge impact on pseudoscience in making untrue claims. With UFO's many believers claim they have spotted UFO's in many different locations around the world but fail to meet any scientific explanations or experiments to back up their results.
In order to pass the six principles of scientific thinking, a claim must pass the falsifiability principle therefor it has to be capable of being disproved. With the claim of UFO existence, there are no theories or hypothesis that can be disproved by scientific evidence. Many people and scientists just simply make the claim that UFO's have been spotted, and allow no room to test the hypothesis. In the article "Better Know a Pseudoscience" it says "If you do not set yourself a good hypothesis, then you are setting yourself on a path of conformation bias." I can help back this statement up because without having a clear stated hypothesis and experiment, one is only finding information and results on only what they believe to be true. This is a big example of falsifiability.
Another scientific thinking principle that has been broken is the occam's razor, and extraordinary claims. With extraordinary claims many researchers fail to meet the saying that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. With UFO's many people claim that they fly around the world abducting different people every year, but what they fail to meet is the evidence. We learned in class that you must have supporting evidence for your claim, but researchers can't seem to answer the question on how UFO's seem to escape unnoticed by many astronomers and and air planes every night. They can not seem to support their claims with any evidence at all. Most researchers are simply just to convinced on what they believe to seek out any explaining evidence. One important principle many researchers are overlooking is Occam;s razor. This is where they fail to seek out a simpler explanation for what they are seeing. They are so involved in what they want to see, that they many picture things in their minds. In reality what they could be seeing is simply an airplane or street lights. According to the article Better Know a Pseudoscience, it says "All of the assumptions made about UFO's cannot be proved more than unnecessary assumptions." This means that all of the claims made about UFO's cannot be proved, therefor must have a simpler explanation that is being over looked.