from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not adhering to the principles of science.
  • adj. Not knowledgeable about science or the scientific method.

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  • adj. Not scientific

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  • adj. not consistent with the methods or principles of science


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  • But a spokesman for Mr. Kan, Noriyuki Shikata, said more needed to be done to protect Japanese exports from damage inflicted by what he called "unscientific reasons."

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  • Another example of the left being unscientific is their approach to genetically modified seeds.

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  • Olegt, are you telling me you're not capable of writing a paragraph about Hawking's theory without slipping in unscientific and inaccurate claims?

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  • The reaction to the proposal on ConservativeHome, though necessarily unscientific, is pretty much as one would expect: 22% support the policy, another 39% support it and indeed would like to see it go further and a further 11% declined to support the policy as it did not go far enough.

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  • Democrats like to declare that Rs are "not for science", but how unscientific is it to try to claim that because exit polling didn't match up by a few points, the whole election was faulty?

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  • Although it should have been shot down as unscientific from the very beginning, the project instead passed each stage unscathed, awarded with serial promotions from one level to the next.

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  • However, before long physicians will discard much from our present medical onomatology that is ridiculous, absurd, incorrect, in short, unscientific, as, for instance, the designation typhoid fever.

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  • Your somewhat amusing response to his suggestion that it might be worth investigating if fantasy is good for kids is to attack him for being "unscientific" -- because, apparently, you belief any long-lasting human behavior is definitionally desirable.

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  • The data you'd get back would most certainly be "unscientific" - but that's exactly what is needed.

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  • It is to foster a high sentiment toward the life of the plant that the numerous so-called unscientific botanies which crowd the book-stores to-day are so valuable, and the numbers that are sold testify to the interest this side of the subject awakens.

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