African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences: Journeys into by Gloria Emeagwali, Edward Shizha

By Gloria Emeagwali, Edward Shizha

This booklet is an highbrow trip into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, structure, medication and metallurgy. the focal point is on a variety of dimensions of African Indigenous wisdom (AIK) with an emphasis at the sciences, a space that has been missed in AIK discourse. The authors supply assorted perspectives and views on African indigenous medical and technological wisdom which can profit a large spectrum of teachers, students, scholars, improvement brokers, and coverage makers, in either governmental and non-governmental enterprises, and allow serious and substitute analyses and percentages for realizing technology and know-how in an African ancient and modern context.

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GUMBO and this facilitates the perpetration of a moral responsibility over nature which is taught even to the young through expressions, idioms or riddles. According to Harris (1990), (Aboriginal) indigenous world views are informed by spiritual and religious beliefs, while western cultures are informed by science. As indicated earlier on, designs and artifacts in indigenous environments are mostly influenced by the belief systems prevalent in such environments. In the open indigenous markets one notices human face sculptures and masks as well as animals and birds.

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