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IDEA CAFE Shifting Viewpoints: Is Western Science an Indigenous Knowledge? (Public Event)

Jorge Soberon, Senior Research Scientist, KU Biodiversity Institute

Friday December 06, 2013
Spooner Hall, The Commons
So called Indigenous, or Traditional Knowledge (ITK) is viewed by many western scientists with a combination of amusement and doubt, and almost always, implicit judgement. But what if we apply the methods of analysing ITK to western science? After all, western science began its long walk to hegemony as the folk knowledge of the peoples of the Mediterranean region. This exercise will likely prove both illuminating and humbling. The Idea Caf is intended to elicit energetic exchanges between attendees in response to the speaker's introduction. RSVP by November 29 to thecommons@ku.edu. Limit 50 guests.
Contact: 785-864-6293, thecommons@ku.edu
Department: The Commons

RSVP required by November 29.