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Reductionism involves reducing complex systems to simpler components as a way to understand how the system works. Systems biology describes research works on the opposite - complex interactions, or attempting to see the whole picture. Discovery-based science has no hypothesis. Empirical thought relies on observation to understand life.
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Unformatted text preview: Cystic fibrosis causes abnormally thick mucus that obstructs the lungs and can cause life-threatening lung infections. The mucus also blocks the pancreas, meaning pancreatic enzymes can’t get to the The average lifespan of a CF patient is the mid- to late-30s. Scientific revolution : began ~1500s...
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