systematic observation of natural phenomena solely for the discovery of unknown laws relating to facts; the study of science alone, not including its relations to other subjects
History, so far as it serves life, serves an unhistorical power, and thus will never become a pure science like mathematics.
What people call applied science is nothing but the application of pure science to particular classes of problems.
For how could you influence Jupiter Olympus and make him give three and a half columns to pure science?
Indeed, if it were not so, there would be no utilitarian harvest from the cultivation of the field of pure science.
No doubt it was to be approached with caution; but as this was a matter of pure science I felt tolerably safe.
Having done this much for pure science, we are at liberty to vary the attitudes of the remaining specimens of the group.
A strange blending of pure science and gross superstition is remarkably illustrated in the history of the celebrated Dr. Dee.
Creative art seeking beauty for its own sake is closely akin to pure science seeking knowledge for its own sake.
And thus we see how the mechanical production of cold has assisted in the pursuit of pure science.
They belong to the relatively, not to the absolutely, pure science of nature.