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Time to kill the scientific zombie that is the ‘Nature v Nurture’ debate

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 1:54pm

A scientific article out of the University of Otago’s Department of Zoology is calling for an end to the seemingly un-killable ‘nature versus nurture’ debate, which the authors say creates damaging sways in the public’s view of science.

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Opinion: How self-isolation is bringing us closer to nature

Thursday, 7 May 2020 8:07pm

COVID-19 and its associated lockdown has given us a rare opportunity to pause and consider the natural world around us. In this opinion piece (first published at, Otago wildlife biologists Professors Philip Seddon and Yolanda van Heezik encourage us to maintain this connection as we re-enter our busy lives.