orientation force

orientation force

[‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən ‚fȯrs]
(physical chemistry)
A type of van der Waals force, resulting from interaction of the dipole moments of two polar molecules. Also known as dipole-dipole force; Keesom force.
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It's orientation forces attention on certain aspects to the detriment of others.
His purpose in this book is to demonstrate that, if we accept science as our metaphysics, we have no freedom in the choice of an ethic; that, rather, the scientific orientation forces our choice: "This book is an attempt to show that the scientist, in order to be consistent, must subscribe to certain values (and discard others) not because he is a 'good citizen' or a product of [a particular] culture, or a member of [a particular] church, but because he is a scientist.

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