#6 - What the Science?

July 21, 2018 01:02:35
#6 - What the Science?
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#6 - What the Science?
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Show Notes

On today’s show, we explore the word ‘science’… what does the word science mean? Is there one kind of science? Where did it come from? These are just a few of the questions we touch on and we can get pretty deep at times, but this is a fun episode where we share our thoughts about science, it’s meaning, and how it’s affected Indigenous communities in the past, present, and future. In an age troubled by things like fake news, climate change denial, and a general mistrust of science and government, people are more skeptical of scientists than ever. And this is totally understandable, most scientists aren’t trained to communicate with people outside of an academic setting. We are also classically introverted and often get into this line of work because we like to be in nature or in the lab working with everything but other people. This isn’t how it used to be though, and it can’t stay this way. We need to come together as a community. We need to respect each other for our differences as well as our similarities. We need a scientific revolution that honors multiple ways of knowing, the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples, and the inherent rights of Mother Earth. ~ Some of the main ideas we talk about are: - Western Science Definitions - Indigenous Science Definitions - A Brief Introduction to the History of Science - Science and Religion - Science and Research in Indigenous Communities - Paradigm Shifts and Scientific Revolutions ~ Links and Resources: [NDNs on the Airwaves](http://ndnsontheairwaves.wordpress.com) [Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence](http://tribalcollegejournal.org/native-science-natural-laws-interdependence/) [Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths](http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/evolution-creationism-and-other-modern-myths-vine-deloria-jr/1122749669) [Society of Catholic Scientists](http://www.catholicscientists.org/about/mission) [Lamarckianism vs Darwinism](http://necsi.edu/projects/evolution/lamarck/intro./lamarck_intro.html) [The Structure of Scientific Revolutions](http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/aug/19/thomas-kuhn-structure-scientific-revolutions) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also [Support the Show on PayPal](https://www.paypal.me/ndnscienceshow) [NDN Science Show Wordpress Page](http://www.ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~

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