Friday, August 14, 2015

Who You Callin' a Savage? The Beauty and Brilliance of Indian Science

A perfect example is the Matsês indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon recently released the first Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia to a positive reception, but how will it be taken? Image Courtesy of acaté Amazon Conservation and Indian Country Today.
A perfect example is the Matsês indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon
 recently released the first Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia to a positive reception,
 but how will it be taken?
Image Courtesy of acaté Amazon Conservation and Indian Country Today.
August, 3, 2015.
Steve Russell, Indian Country Today, has written an informative article about the relationship between indigenous knowledge and science.

"The traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples is often considered sacred, but it avoids similar collisions with science in several ways. The most obvious is that our ideas of how the world is ordered are mostly, like science, based on observation, albeit observations that reach very different conclusions based upon stories we hesitate to abandon. The wisdom of “companion planting” corn, beans, and squash was self-evident. Scientific verification came later."

To read the full articleclick here.

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