Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Agreeing; concurring: as, “consilient testimony,”

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  • adjective Of academic disciplines, displaying consilience.

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Examples

  • The sheer amount of consilient data from different disciplines is staggering.

    Critical Thinking Exercise: Bad Design

  • The sheer amount of consilient data from different disciplines is staggering.

    Critical Thinking Exercise: Bad Design

  • As for your farcical assertion that whales were a “post flood adaptation”, this is manifest garbage, given that the [1] your fantasy flood never happened, and I can point to numerous consilient reasons from reality why your fantasy flood never happened, and [2] the fossil ancestors of whales pre-date your fantasy flood by about 50 million years.

    Battle in Beverly Hills: Reflections on the Prothero/Shermer vs. Meyer/Sternberg "debate," Nov. 30, 2009 - The Panda's Thumb

  • The revival of human nature [not equal to] the denial of human nurture: toward a consilient science of human behavior.

    Can Obama Become A Savior?

  • Strangely enough, the rise and persistence of creation myths can be construed as a backhanded way of weaving religion into a consilient overview of evolutionary theory.

    The adaptive origins of creationist mythology

  • Strangely enough, the rise and persistence of creation myths can be construed as a backhanded way of weaving religion into a consilient overview of evolutionary theory.

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  • This consilient approach is not reason for writers to begin every biography with the emergence of multicellular organisms, or to explain the rise of Impressionism starting with the physics of light.

    Mind Wide Open

  • This consilient approach is not reason for writers to begin every biography with the emergence of multicellular organisms, or to explain the rise of Impressionism starting with the physics of light.

    Mind Wide Open

  • This consilient approach is not reason for writers to begin every biography with the emergence of multicellular organisms, or to explain the rise of Impressionism starting with the physics of light.

    Mind Wide Open

  • This consilient approach is not reason for writers to begin every biography with the emergence of multicellular organisms, or to explain the rise of Impressionism starting with the physics of light.

    Mind Wide Open

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  • "...the most impressive thing about his research was not the levels of social class that he traversed but rather the intellectual strata, the different scales of experience that his mind crossed so effortlessly. Snow was a truly consilient thinker, in the sense of the term as it was originally formulated by the Cambridge philosopher William Whewell in the 1840s...."

    —Steven Johnson, The Ghost Map (New York: Penguin, 2006), 67

    October 2, 2008