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Pure science

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pure science the principles of any science considered in themselves and their relation to each other, and not in their application to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, as pure mathematics, pure logic, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pur—L. purus, pure.

Usage

In literature:

He'd get his science pure, uncontaminated by disturbing questions of fact.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
In connection with pure science, its function is to furnish means for getting knowledge of the laws of heredity.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
What people call applied science is nothing but the application of pure science to particular classes of problems.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
For students of the pure science, or its application to arts.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
The practical application of the sciences rests on the utilization of the exact formulations of pure science.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Has it never occurred to them how much more it is than a philosophy, that it includes a science, a Biology pure and simple?
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
It may be divided into four branches: (1) Distinction in pure or applied science.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
Here lies the root of the distinction between pure and empirical science.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
But transcendental logic is the science of the principles of pure thought.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Sea-fighting had become purely a matter of science.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Positive science is, in fact, a work of pure intellect.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Starting as a pure zoologist, Saint-Hilaire became the founder of the science of philosophical anatomy.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Pure Logic is the science of the formal laws of thought.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
In regard to the physical sciences, then, Stewart's position approximates very closely to the purely 'empirical' view.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
The time allowance for training, at a maximum, is not sufficient to cover both pure and applied science.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
This is not a pure, it is a mixed science.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
This is visibly neither license nor half science, but pure ignorance.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Historical, nay, even individual, influences come in which prevent the science of language from becoming purely mechanical.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
The pursuit of pure science is one of the most noble employments that can tax the cultivated intellect.
"The Galaxy" by Various
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In poetry:

America, the land of science,
The land of every nation's love,
Has formed with Freedom an alliance
So pure, 'tis registered above!
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Pure was his soul, expanding ev'ry hour,
On life's frail stem it bloom'd a fragrant flow'r.
Learning adorn'd and science had refined,
Ere time matur'd, his comprehensive mind.
"Lines" by Elizabeth Bath
Blessed is he who carries in his heart
A God, a pure ideal he obeys,
Ideal of Virtue, Science or of Art,
And strives to reach its heaven all his days;
The source of Action's greater, nobler part,
The Infinite revealed in human ways.
"Pasteur on the Infinite " by Washington Van Dusen

In news:

Pure Chemistry, Not Rocket Science.
CROSSVILLE — In March 1983, President Reagan proposed plans for the Strategic Defense Initiative, a concept that was deemed purely science fiction by critics, but has since been proven to be highly effective in saving lives.
Politics in the Guise of Pure Science.
Politics in the Guise of Pure Science .
"For all practical purposes, neither soluble nor insoluble fiber is affected by puréeing in your kitchen," said Christina Stark, a nutritionist with the division of nutritional sciences at Cornell University.
The process relies on pure science researchers like Jose Luis Millan, of the Sanford Burnham Institute in La Jolla.
As the first blush fades, those of us who support the funding 'Pure Science' are pummeled by the press and citizens, decrying the expenditure.
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In science:

The emergent theory is rich, and is linked through theory and application to areas of pure/applied mathematics and to other sciences.
The Random-Cluster Model
M. Bencze, Smarandache Recurrence Type Sequences, Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 16 E (No. 2), pp. 231-236, 1997.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
M. Bencze, Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 17E (No.1) 1998; p.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
S. Smith, A Set of Conjectures on Smarandache Sequences, Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 15 E(No. 1) 1996; p. 101-107.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
Kolmogorov complexity is a well-developed field with a plethora of applications in areas such as compute r science, physics, pure mathematics and philosophy .
Second Quantized Kolmogorov Complexity
Quantum information science (see e.g. and references therein) has received an increased attention in recent years due to the understanding that it enables to perform procedures not possible by purely classical resources.
Quantum circuit for three-qubit random states
Godefroy, Descriptive set theory and the geometry of Banach spaces, in Perspectives in Mathematical Sciences II, Pure Mathematics, N.S.N.
Genericity of Fr\'echet smooth spaces
The most natural and well-studied ensemble of states is that of random states, the set of pure states in Hilbert space selected randomly from the unitarily invariant distribution, used in many areas of quantum physics and quantum information science [1–3].
Phase-random states: ensembles of states with fixed amplitudes and uniformly distributed phases in a fixed basis
To come back to the role of Mathematics in shaping the sciences, Hardy’s reluctance to give a precise status to Applied Mathematics perhaps stems from the absence of an ‘identity’ (a core definition) akin to that of Pure Mathematics which he had himself provided.
Mathematics : The Language of Science
In it, Horgan says ”And now that science - true, pure, empirical science - has ended, what else is there to believe in?” It is too bad that anyone thinking this was not here at this Symposium! We are here reaffirming that empirical science is alive and well.
LHC Symposium 2003: Summary Talk
Indeed it is important not only for pure science but also for the development of future technologies, like quantum computation.
Optical tests of Bell's inequalities not resting upon the absurd fair sampling assumption
Dense matter physics is a fascinating field of pure physics with interesting applications in space science.
Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy
The detection of neutrinos from SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud (at a distance of D ∼ 50 kpc) by the Kamiokande-II (Kam-II) [14, 15] and Irvine-MichiganBrookhaven (IMB) [16, 17] detectors transformed supernova physics from purely hypothesis- and simulation-driven to discovery-driven science.
Neutrino Spectrum from SN 1987A and from Cosmic Supernovae
Wigner, The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences, in Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics, 13, (1960). 3. H S Snyder, Phys.
Gravity as an emergent phenomenon: A conceptual description
Colloquium lectures in pure and applied science.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
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