Today’s post is part of a special series here on Planet Pailly called Sciency Words. Every Friday, we take a look at a new and interesting scientific term to help us all expand our scientific vocabularies together. Today’s word is:
We all know that language changes over time. New words are invented. Old ones die out. For example, a few hundred years ago the adjective form of science was not scientific… it was sciential.
Think of all the things that would be different if the language hadn’t changed.
- We’d have the sciential method instead of the scientific method.
- Experts would quarrel over sciential evidence.
- You could get a subscription to Sciential American
Of course, if our adjective form of the word science already changed once, it could change again. I for one am looking forward to the “sciency method.”