Scientific

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

Some articles on scientific:

Nomenclature
... 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 ... systems are the five codes of biological nomenclature that govern the Latinized scientific names of organisms ...
The National Council Against Health Fraud - Criticism From Alternative Medicine Supporters
... opposes, especially practitioners of modalities considered refuted by the scientific consensus, such as chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, and naturopathy ... 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 profession ...
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 ... science of chemistry is named, (as distinct from proto-scientific studies of alchemy) ...
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 ... "We fully subscribe to the objectives of a scientific ecology for a universe whose resources must be taken stock of, monitored and preserved ... monitoring and preservation be founded on scientific criteria and not on irrational pre-conceptions ...
Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff - Life - Conflict With Nietzsche and Wagner
... adversaries as an attack on the basic tenets of scientific thought, unmasking them as enemies of the scientific method ... He stated that he had not fully realised at the time that Nietzsche was not interested in scientific understanding but rather in Wagner's musical drama ...

More definitions of "scientific":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

    In the domain of Political Economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)

    The conclusion suggested by these arguments might be called the paradox of theorizing. It asserts that if the terms and the general principles of a scientific theory serve their purpose, i. e., if they establish the definite connections among observable phenomena, then they can be dispensed with since any chain of laws and interpretive statements establishing such a connection should then be replaceable by a law which directly links observational antecedents to observational consequents.
    —C.G. (Carl Gustav)