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a practical, scientific, etc. turn of ˈmind

a practical, scientific, etc. way of thinking about things: He’s got a very practical turn of mind. He can fix anything.
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scientific wild ass guess

and SWAG
phr. & comp. abb. a simple guess. (Often objectionable.) I don’t know at all. That was a SWAG. I always use the SWAG system.
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IPCC is not a scientific organization; it is a collection of geopoliticians interested in the continuity of their grant funding.
Furthermore, non-Muslim intellectuals, academicians and scientists may also want to participate and contribute to the elucidation of the content of this research program given the present-day widespread self-critical spirit of modern science leading to serious consideration of scientific methodological pluralism (24) and the search for alternative, more "democratic" sciences and technologies, a.
Soon creationists adopted a new strategy, arguing on secular and scientific grounds for the incorporation of creationism alongside evolution in school curricula.
The open access conference generated discussion about the scientific research dissemination process and the need to strengthen the connections between evidence-based research and healthcare action.
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The researcher must have scientific accomplishment and many years of experience in scientific research and practice;
She credits her EINSHAC education for providing a "certain comfort level with science" that has convinced her twice to disqualify scientific experts during trial because they lacked the competence necessary for the case--not something a judge does lightly.
Another theme embodied in this Special Issue is the increasing realization of the critical importance of crystallographic data centers to the needs of the scientific community.
First, for his portrayal of the character of scientific knowledge, Lenoir draws upon William James' pragmatism, as well as the phenomenology of Ernst Mach and others.
In the past, science and the courts enjoyed a better relationship because toxic tort cases usually arose only after a body of solid scientific evidence had accumulated, Sanders notes.
On the other side, Keller continues, "It saddens me that my scientific colleagues so readily confuse the analysis of social influence on science with radical subjectivism, mistaking challenges to the autonomy of science with the 'dogma' that there exists no external world.
The substance of science, and what is labeled here as the "epistemology" of science,(2) affects the pattern by which scientific knowledge is organized.
Marjara divides his labors into three movements: a general section that establishes Milton's relationship to Aristotelianism and Renaissance scientific breakthroughs; a section devoted to the physics of Paradise Lost; and a final section called Milton's Philosophy of Nature.
The Yellowstone wildfires were a symptom of a far more serious problem-the profound deterioration in vegetation and wildlife in National Parks and Wildernesses due to a lack of scientific management.
Commenting on today's announcement, Benny Lee, BodyTel Scientific, Inc.
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