What is scientific?

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

Some articles on scientific:

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) ...
Text of The Heidelberg Appeal
... 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ... 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
... methods of his adversaries as an attack on the basic tenets of scientific thought, unmasking them as enemies of the scientific method ... 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 ...

More definitions of "scientific":

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

Famous quotes containing the word scientific:

    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)

    Marxism is not scientific: at the best, it has scientific prejudices.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavour to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)