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Robert Tindall wrote:

> Hi Aine,
>
> There's a long and short answer to this question. The long one
> is soon to published in a book I am co-authoring with
> anthropologist Frederique Apffel-Marglin, tentatively titled
> "Sacred Soils: How Pre-Conquest Amazonian Ecological Wisdom Can
> Revitalize Our Soil and End Global Warming

> One of the main points of our book is "reality" as experienced
> by modern Westerners is a construct, historically assembled
> primarily in the 16th and 17th century. We live it as if it
> were a pre-given truth, divinely manifested from pure mind, but
> it's not.
>
> It is rather as anthropologist Richard Nelson concluded after
> his fieldwork among the indigenous Koyukan, for whom “nature is
> all aware, and the sounds made by animals are at least as
> meaningful as those made by humans.” The Koyukan, for instance,
> listening “attentively to subtle nuances and variations in the
> calls of local birds,” which allows them to predict the future,
> receive information from far off, and accurately interpret the
> phenomenon in the world around them. “Reality,” Nelson
> learned, “is not the world as it is perceived directly by the
> senses; reality is the world as it is perceived by the mind
> through the medium of the senses. Thus, reality in nature is
> not just what we see, but what we have learned to see.”
>
> We have conditioned ourselves to see the world through the lens
> of numbers. That doesn't make our vision preeminent among the
> other peoples of the world. It's simply the reality we have
> conditioned ourselves to see.
>
> Best, RT

Hi Robert,

Thanks for your response. Let me think on that for awhile.



You can’t use reason to convince anyone out of an argument that they didn’t use reason to get into.~Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Re: a constant parallel universe 167 Robert Tindall 03-Oct-13 15:47
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Re: Modern Western "Reality" as a Recent Construct 138 Aine 04-Oct-13 13:51
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