Introducing a new series. Things you were never taught in school about native Americans. I hope to impart some glimpse at false history and have some fun educating people as well. These will most likely be short and scattered randomly. I will do two today because I want to start the series off right. This will be all for today. Until next week!
The wheel was also independently invented by the Native Americans pre-Columbian, Pre-Viking era as well as language, calendars, advanced math. But that’s for a different time.
The wheel was independently invented here in the Americas by the Native American people who lived here.
It is fiction to believe the Europeans “discovered” scientific knowledge, but American Indians “stumbled upon” it – they didn’t know what they were doing.
The facts are All scientific knowledge comes from a process of trial and error – a messy guessing game that involves many false starts and much stumbling. Scientists first make an educated guess based on their observations. Then they test it and carefully observe the results to see if the guess was correct. If it wasn’t, they guess again. The haphazardness of this process led Albert Einstein to say, “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
This is a case of using loaded language to hide the fact that pre-contact American Indians gained knowledge in the same way that all scientists do is not only biased – it is racist.