• (adj): Of or relating to the practice of science.
    Example: "Scientific journals"
    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 ... 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 position against ...
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 ... is named, (as distinct from proto-scientific studies of alchemy) ...
Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... 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 ... this stock-taking, monitoring and preservation be founded on scientific criteria and not on irrational pre-conceptions ...
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 ... (in part) "I find it ironic that a program titled 'Scientific American Frontiers' would completely ignore the scientific foundation of the chiropractic profession ...
... rules and recommendations 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 ... are the five codes of biological nomenclature that govern the Latinized scientific names of organisms ...

More definitions of "scientific":

  • (adj): Conforming with the principles or methods used in science.
    Example: "A scientific approach"

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

    The besetting sin of able men is impatience of contradiction and of criticism. Even those who do their best to resist the temptation, yield to it almost unconsciously and become the tools of toadies and flatterers. “Authorities,” “disciples,” and “schools” are the curse of science and do more to interfere with the work of the scientific spirit than all its enemies.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    I am not afraid of the priests in the long-run. Scientific method is the white ant which will slowly but surely destroy their fortifications. And the importance of scientific method in modern practical life—always growing and increasing—is the guarantee for the gradual emancipation of the ignorant upper and lower classes, the former of whom especially are the strength of the priests.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)