antiscience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ science

Adjective[edit]

antiscience (not comparable)

  1. Opposed to science and scientific progress.
    "Given the historical record and recent events, if there is anyone left who sincerely believes that a severely technology challenged John McSame serving out George Bush's third, batshit crazy, antiscience term would be a more reliable patron of legitimate science than Barack Obama, please, let me know." - DailyKos

Noun[edit]

antiscience (countable and uncountable, plural antisciences)

  1. The abuse or rejection of traditional science; scholarship in which traditional science is abused or disregarded.
    • 2007, Martin Griffiths, International relations theory for the twenty-first century (page 95)
      Genealogies are antisciences. Of course, genealogy is not an unproblematic enterprise, since it is a struggle against forms of power that are associated with certain forms of (scientific) knowledge.

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