Keywords:indigenous knowledge, scientific knowledge, Adaptability, Falsifiability, college students
Since the cognitive change of the boundary of scientific cognition, the concepts of Falsifiability and Adaptability have been applied to the related research of human and natural environment. As a kind of empirical knowledge, indigenous knowledge has been despised and ignored because it does not meet the standard of scientific knowledge, and has been placed on the opposite of scientific knowledge. However, it is undeniable that although the indigenous knowledge remains at the level of experience and skills, it is still used to serve the relationship between human and nature. Nowadays, more and more scientists are calling for the integration of indigenous knowledge and science. Also, at the same time, there are two sides in indigenous knowledge, such as subjective and objective, useful and useless, indigenous' science' and indigenous' beliefs'. This paper attempts to study how well-educated college students view indigenous knowledge and the relationship between indigenous knowledge and science. A total of 98 undergraduate students were investigated by paper questionnaire and online questionnaire. The research shows that regardless of gender, the vast majority of respondents show a neutral and positive attitude towards indigenous knowledge, and are in favor of the integration of indigenous knowledge and science. And with deeper understanding of scientific knowledge, the more positive the evaluation of indigenous knowledge and clearer the overall attitude to it will be.