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In defence of reductionist science in agriculture and horticulture

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posted on 2023-06-07, 02:19 authored by Jacqueline Rowarth, Stephen GoldsonStephen Goldson, John CaradusJohn Caradus, Jonathan Hickford

Science is the methodical study of the structure and behaviour of the physical, chemical, and biological world through systematic observation, experimentation, and the testing of theories. Through these activities knowledge is established: thus, science represents both a process for acquiring enduring knowledge and the knowledge itself. It defines a universal language, and one that traverses cultural boundaries. It welcomes and can accommodate aspects of things like Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), whilst also providing a mechanism for that knowledge to be challenged and grown. At its heart, science is driven by curiosity.

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2023-05-07

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  • Non revenue

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  • English

Does this contain Māori information or data?

  • No

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The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science

Journal title

AgScience Hot Topic

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7

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1-7

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