The dilemma for Māori scientists of holding a reductionist (scientific) worldview alongside a holistic (Māori) worldview can at time cause conflict. Yet, many believe that this internal quandary is actually a benefit. To facilitate better understanding of worldviews between Māori and scientists, the scientific and Māori worldviews are briefly outlined. The manner that these worldviews influence the ways we think about and experience the world will also be discussed

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