Definition of pre-scientific in English:

pre-scientific

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adjective

  • Relating to the time before the development of modern science or the application of scientific method: pre-scientific doctors would peddle all-purpose remedies because they knew no better
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    • It is a pre-scientific concept that has been outmoded by modern scientific understanding of matter and natural laws.
    • This was not unreasonable in a country whose still powerful intellectual traditions were essentially pre-scientific and divorced from both systematic observation and practical application.
    • All the religions which come out of a pre-scientific world need to be reinterpreted and modernised.

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