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A philistine is a person who knows little about culture and the arts. What is a person called who displays the same lack with regard to science?

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  • Same question asked here (friendsofdarwin.com/20091230), with the conclusion that the best phrase is either scientific philistine or unenlightened.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jun 20, 2016 at 20:08
  • It would help if you expanded your question. You have given only a partial definition of philistine. Your question is too vague as it is. Please provide a discription of the circumstance and a sample sentence the term or phrase would fit in.
    – Phil Sweet
    Jun 20, 2016 at 21:25

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Using the same kind of term, a present-day Luddite would eschew scientific and technological advances and milestones.

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If you mean "don't know about science" you could say they are (scientifically) ignorant or illiterate.

If you mean they refuse to believe in science then they are "antiscientific".

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Denialist:

A person who does not acknowledge the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence.

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