Science and Philosophy

  • Robert L. Shewfelt


The scientific method has evolved over the years. Sir Francis Bacon, the first experimentalist may also have been the first food scientist. He used snow to freeze a chicken (Bolles 1997). Initial research was verification. Investigators developed a hypothesis and then conducted an experiment to “prove” their hypothesis. If the experiment didn’t work out, they needed to change their hypothesis and retest it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Shewfelt
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology Food Process Research & Development LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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