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A scientist was a person with expertise in one or more of the fields of science. Scientists performed research and utilized the scientific method to form hypotheses and to establish theories.

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, Hippocrates Noah begins kidnapping scientists in 1962 and puts them to work on his laser project to flood the Earth. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

Someone who practiced science on a pure theoretical level was known as a theoretical scientist. Once they a developed a theory, they left its application to others. Starfleet's most experienced theoretical scientists were consulted on how to allow James Moriarty to exist outside the holodeck of the USS Enterprise-D. They did not find a solution. (TNG: "Ship in a Bottle")

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