Scientific

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

Some articles on scientific:

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 ... "I find it ironic that a program titled 'Scientific American Frontiers' would completely ignore the scientific foundation of the chiropractic profession ...
Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... 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 ... we herewith 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 ... of chemistry is named, (as distinct from proto-scientific studies of alchemy) ...
Nomenclature
... 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 ...
Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff - Life - Conflict With Nietzsche and Wagner
... 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 ...

More definitions of "scientific":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

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

    Philosophers of science constantly discuss theories and representation of reality, but say almost nothing about experiment, technology, or the use of knowledge to alter the world. This is odd, because ‘experimental method’ used to be just another name for scientific method.... I hope [to] initiate a Back-to-Bacon movement, in which we attend more seriously to experimental science. Experimentation has a life of its own.
    Ian Hacking (b. 1936)

    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)