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Agricultural production and nutrition

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 October 2009

Lawrence Woodward
Director, Elm Farm Research Centre, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 OHR, United Kingdom.
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Although I admire the scientific discipline, I frequently find myself wondering whether the traditional approach to science involving testable hypotheses, replication, statistical significance and repeatability is adequate to meet the challenge of understanding such things as the complexity of whole ecological systems without taking apart and destroying the very object of the study.

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