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pre·sci·en·tif·ic

 (prē-sī′ən-tĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at a time before the advent of modern science and the application of its methods.
2. Prior to testing or formulation in scientific terms; preliminary: a statement that is as yet prescientific.

prescientific

(ˌpriːsaɪənˈtɪfɪk)
adj
of or relating to the period before the development of modern science and its methods
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Aristotle had no difficulty in reasoning to an immaterial order or in recognizing the value of common sense as a kind of prescientific knowledge.
Traditional liturgical prayer, based on biblical imagery, presumes a prescientific worldview where Earth is the center of the universe and the world was created quickly and perfectly Everything was wonderful until Adam sinned.
This valorization contrasted with Florestan Fernandes's well-known rebuke of the essayist tradition, identified as prescientific and representative of a worldview centered around status groups.
A prescientific convention seminar, 'Anesthesiology and Management of Medical Emergencies,' will be presented on April 30, with Dr.
To show the degree to which humanistic discourse belongs to prescientific cultural ecologies, and so examine the inevitability of its obsolescence.
As a result, anyone who does not share the Romantic angst would be associated with the non-European 'primitive, prescientific and pre-philosophical, myth-dominated' culture, as de Man explains Husserl's position vis-a-vis the non-European cultures in Husserl's 'The Crisis of European Humanity and Philosophy.
Acknowledging prescientific miscalls is a far cry from saying the Bible is either inerrant or total poppycock.
It is assumed that since there is a biological basis for suffering, this belief can be used to dispel prescientific myths and harmful stigma.
Mythological tales that attempt to explain the universe can be found in most prescientific societies.
The disintegration of the prescientific cosmology of Scripture and the creeds, D.
66) They were formulated within a prescientific mindset.
This is obviously a prescientific definition already modified in the second revised and expanded edition of this dictionary where it appears as "[.