[ adjective ] of or relating to the practice of science


"scientific journals"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The progress of science over these last few centuries and the gradual replacement of Biblical by scientific categories of reality have to a large extent emptied the spirit_world of the entities which previously populated it .

The scientific debunking of the spirit_world has been in_a_way too successful and too thorough .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

With these gadgets - impressive to the gullible because of their flashing light_bulbs , ticks , and buzzes - he then carries_out a vicious medical con_game , capitalizing on people 's respect for the electrical and atomic wonders of our scientific age .

He milks the latest scientific advances , translating them into his own special Buck_Rogers vocabulary to huckster his fake machines as a cure-all for everything from hay_fever to sexual impotence and cancer .

Not_only do these quacks assume impressive titles , but represent themselves as being associated with various scientific or impressive foundations - foundations which often have little more than a letterhead existence .

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[ adjective ] conforming with the principles or methods used in science


"a scientific approach"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

There have been , indeed , many important and valuable gains from the development of our present scientific view of the world for which we may be rightly grateful .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

As he applied the applicator extending from the machine - which consisted_of seven differently colored neon_tubes superimposed on a rectangular base - to the supposedly diseased portions of Mrs._Shaefer 's body , Lee kept_up a steady stream of pseudo scientific mumbo-jumbo .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The work done by the analysts , the men who really know what folklore is all about , has no_more appeal than any other work of a truly scientific sort and reaches a limited , learned audience .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

What additional roles has the scientific understanding of the 19th and 20th centuries played ?

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The first is the strictly scientific , which demands concrete proof and therefore may err on the conservative side by waiting for evidence in_the_flesh .