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The article does not commit any sins by omission
Nathaniel
03/04/2021
.... sorry, what I meant to comment above is that American Indians are not actually new to "Western" science, and there have been many contributions to big-S "Science!" for at least a century if not multiple centuries.
Nathaniel
03/04/2021
... which is not to say that this article is bad or even that it's POINT is misguided or confusing--far from it! I'm just trying to point out that Western science is not, in fact, entirely Western. It has its roots in colonialism, sure, just like virtually everything in our culture! But let's give a bit more credit to Native knowledge-seekers, both old and new. Because it's not a new thing for Native scientists to have breakthroughs in the "official" science world, and it's not a new thing for big-S "SCIENCE!" to base hypotheses off the knowledge of indigenous people.