Bring Back "Scientivity" and These Other Great Old-Timey Science Words

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Scientman John Borghi was browsing a century-old dictionary when he happened upon some science-themed words—including scientman (a man of knowledge), scientificalness (the quality of being scientific), and scientize (to lay down scientific principles)— he thinks we should start using again. We’d like to second the motion.

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DISCUSSION

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alliterator

Personally, I always loved the term “scientifiction.”