What is scientific?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the practice of science.
    Example: "Scientific journals"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scientific:

The National Council Against Health Fraud - Criticism From Alternative Medicine Supporters
... especially 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 profession ...
Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff - Life - Conflict With Nietzsche and Wagner
... Wilamowitz saw the methods of his 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 to ...
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) ...
Nomenclature
... 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 ... codes of biological nomenclature that govern the Latinized scientific names of organisms ...
Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... 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 ... But we herewith demand that this stock-taking, monitoring and preservation be founded on scientific criteria and not on irrational pre-conceptions ...

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 scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
    Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)

    Men, forever tempted to lift the veil of the future—with the aid of computers or horoscopes or the intestines of sacrificial animals—have a worse record to show in these “sciences” than in almost any scientific endeavor.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    I philosophize from the vantage point only of our own
    provincial conceptual scheme and scientific epoch, true; but I know no better.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)