- “an unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapour.”
- “an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere which surrounds or emanates from something.”
Given that “science” is a word that really doesn’t have an opposite, we have decided to use the word “miasma” to mean “un-science” or the opposite of science . Back before the origins of disease were discovered, people believed that foul smelling air (named miasma) caused disease. You can read more at Wikipedia.
It seems appropriate to us, as so much of what we believe we know is rooted in “un-science” or miasma, yet it overpowers the truth because it appeals to our emotions or fits in with everything that we believe that we “know”.
You can be sure that anything that we tag or describe as “miasma” is not aligned with real scientific facts, despite any attempts to make it appear so.