Polly Walker, a Cherokee working with Australian aboriginals, says that “knowledge is seeking us”–seeking the right vehicle to carry its message. The correct vehicle is not always a human being. The animals or the plants are better suited for carrying certain knowledge. Native science recognizes a reciprocal relationship between knowledge, language, land, and consciousness.
Every extreme position bears the seeds of its own destruction, and in taking the scientific method full course, Western science came full circle to a worldview that has been known for millennia in indigenous cultures.
Native Wisdom in a Quantum World
Glenn Aparicio Parry
In common usage, “science” requires no adjective because science means Western science. This attitude must change. Western science has aggressively colonized a worldview that science is a rigorous intellectual exercise producing a body of knowledge about an objective world that can be verified and replicated through the “scientific method.”