"Such views, if not repudiated have a great danger in seeing the revival of eugenics On a more mundane level, many scientists look at where research work is published, to judge its merit rather than what it says, creating an assessment pyramid which has little science in its construct. These are the topics that must be at the centre of the debate on pseudoscience.
....if we (our scientists, in India) hesitate to call our #pseudoscience in these debates we risk endangering our citizens and the planet. By preventing the right thing from being done and by also by doing the wrong thing ‘big’ pseudoscience poses a great danger."
Prof KVR's third argument on the different categories of pseudoscience, if we may call it so, is an important one. I would like to elaborate on it disagreeing with the view that we should focus more on one category than the other.
Thus, to fight Type-II pseudoscience, it is equally important to Type-I pseudoscience, the kind that prepares the ground for Type-II pseudoscience. We can't afford to privilege the fight against one type of pseudoscience over the other because they are deeply interlinked. Fight against one should include the fight against the other.