Scientific

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

Some articles on scientific:

Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... 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 ... demand that this 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 ... Chymist, after which the modern science of chemistry is named, (as distinct from proto-scientific studies of alchemy) ...
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, but also that he was nevertheless right ...
Nomenclature
... 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 ... 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 ... stating (in part) "I find it ironic that a program titled 'Scientific American Frontiers' would completely ignore the scientific foundation of the chiropractic profession ...

More definitions of "scientific":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

    The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
    Maria Montessori (1870–1952)

    The aggregate of all knowledge has not yet become culture in us. Rather it would seem as if, with the progressive scientific penetration and dissection of reality, the foundations of our thinking grow ever more precarious and unstable.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

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