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Significant advances in science should be given to addressing the needs of society and the historical context of the territories. Although technological developments that began with modernity and the industrial revolution allowed human beings to control the resources of nature to put to your service without limits, it is clear that the crisis of the prevailing development models manifest themselves in many ways but with three common denominators: environmental degradation, social injustice and extreme poverty. Consequently, today should not be possible to think a breakthrough in the development of science without addressing global environmental problems and the deep social injustices that increase at all scales under the gaze, impassively in many occasions, of formal science

Fabián Méndez, Universidad del Valle

Grupo de Investigacion GESP. Escuela de Salud Publica, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.
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Received 2015-09-10
Accepted 2015-09-22
Published 2015-09-30