Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • adjective Not scientific

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  • adjective not consistent with the methods or principles of science

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Examples

  • 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."

    Three Asian Giants Study Trade Pact

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

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Further Left You Are the Less You Know About Economics:

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-03-30

  • 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.

    Squeals of Fear at The Beeb

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

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • 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?

    Sound Politics: Hell hath no fury

  • 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.

    And I Thought My Science Fair Projects Were Bad....

  • 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.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • 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.

    Do fantasy stories undermine rationality in children?

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