The Other Way of Knowing
But the figures also sing. His words are clear and distinct, and combinations abstention certainty. The slow drainage of deep convictions of my education and generations of women who have had children with their hands has become a constant flow. Here is the solution: I understood during the measurement, and knowing these words, I was able to rewrite the song.
The admiration I felt as a student failed me when I did researcher of the faculty of work in a university. I realized that Western science buzzed words most of the time. I could see it coming: there were too many failures, many times when it was obvious that politics, egos and camarillas were white noise that stifles the song. Since the death of my grandmother, it was her shot.
Western science as a medium of knowledge has precision and discipline, and unlike other means of knowledge, can be faithfully reproduced (mostly) and understood by doctors around the world, regardless of language. But it led me to believe that I could explain more than I really could. Its limits can only be found in the simplification of the world, but also in the dark folly of politics, ambition and humility. And in my thirty years, I found my faith in Western science falling like a rock on a mountain rejected for the second time in my life. In my haste to compose, instead of listening to the song, I lacked the synergy of two worlds of wisdom: one called “traditional” and the other called “western.”
The terms “traditional ecological knowledge”, “traditional local knowledge” and “popular knowledge” are often associated with “diffuse knowledge”, the type that comes from information information through a human instrument, while “Western science “Suggests absolute objectivity, protected human bias. To discern between the two, one must understand how different cultures, including the “knowledge seekers” of both, exist, survive and thrive in their world. Ultimately, the two directions experience the world through different approaches, but ultimately similar. Western science excels at unraveling the invisible – our medical technology proves that precision – while traditional knowledge reveals the dynamics of the great systems, particularly the animals, plants and habitats, and the wisdom of our place among them.
In general, Western science and traditional knowledge are generally seen as two separate, distinct and somewhat inconsistent entities. Why? In part, this is simply stubbornness and fear on both sides. In practice, they are very similar and, as a result, are very complementary, since it works well on small scales and another on a large scale. However, in their origins, they differ. Western science is relatively new and evolving from the philosophy of Aristotle and Bacon seek to standardize information so that it can be used by groups of people who do not necessarily live in the same area. People who have moved from one region to another have relied on this information to help their crops grow, livestock health and survival of their offspring, not to mention the development of weapons, defenses and trade. Aristotle said that humans were separated from the rest of the “natural” world (including animals, plants and their places). It was a pivotal moment in the history of medicine progressed and people were bonding between cleansing and protecting the interests of food sources, such as rats, which also spread the disease of competition.