Monday, June 14, 2010

Two Kinds of Knowledge

Here's an interesting article about two kinds of knowledge, that of science and that of indigenous peoples.  "Traditional knowledge" should partner with science, it's argued -- and let's face it, it is difficult to argue with that as long as we don't go too far afield into the wacky.  But here's a really good point:
“Indigenous peoples know what kind of information they need to make the right decisions, but it is difficult for them to access the information. Scientists, on the other hand, have a lot of information, but do not know what the indigenous peoples need. So we need you to tell us.”

I am writing less this summer.  Why?  Because it's summer, dammit.

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