• (adj): Conforming with the principles or methods used in science.
    Example: "A scientific approach"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scientific:

Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff - Life - Conflict With Nietzsche and Wagner
... as an attack on the basic tenets of scientific thought, unmasking them as enemies of the scientific method ... had not fully realised at the time that Nietzsche was not interested in scientific understanding but rather in Wagner's musical drama, but also that he was nevertheless right to take ...
Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... of the twenty-first century, at the emergence of an irrational ideology which is opposed to scientific and industrial progress and impedes economic and social development ... "We fully subscribe to the objectives of a scientific ecology for a universe whose resources must be taken stock of, monitored and preserved ... stock-taking, monitoring and preservation be founded on scientific criteria and not on irrational pre-conceptions ...
History of Natural Philosophy - Figures in Natural Philosophy
... The scientific method has ancient precedents and Galileo exemplifies a mathematical understanding of nature which is the hallmark of modern natural scientists ... The 19th century distinction of a scientific enterprise apart from traditional natural philosophy has its roots in prior centuries ... Skeptical Chymist, after which the modern science of chemistry is named, (as distinct from proto-scientific studies of alchemy) ...
The National Council Against Health Fraud - Criticism From Alternative Medicine Supporters
... practitioners of modalities considered refuted by the scientific consensus, such as chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, and naturopathy ... responded to PBS officials stating (in part) "I find it ironic that a program titled 'Scientific American Frontiers' would completely ignore the scientific foundation of the chiropractic ...
... that govern the formation and use of the specialist terms used in scientific and other disciplines ... The scientific need for simple, stable and internationally-accepted systems for naming objects of the natural world has generated many formal nomenclatural systems ... nomenclatural systems are the five codes of biological nomenclature that govern the Latinized scientific names of organisms ...

More definitions of "scientific":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the practice of science.
    Example: "Scientific journals"

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

    Now, I hold it is not decent for a scientific gent
    To say another is an ass—at least, to all intent;
    Nor should the individual who happens to be meant
    Reply by heaving rocks at him to any great extent.
    Bret Harte (1836–1902)

    The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Truth is that concordance of an abstract statement with the ideal limit towards which endless investigation would tend to bring scientific belief, which concordance the abstract statement may possess by virtue of the confession of its inaccuracy and one-sidedness, and this confession is an essential ingredient of truth.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)