It's reasonable to suggest that we oversimplify the ancient peasant's worldview and project our progressive conceits onto the past. I'll take a look at "Braiding Sweetgrass."

You may be getting a misimpression of my view of science, though. Although I think we need to respect scientific advances, I've written a lot about the pragmatic and instrumental agendas of science too. I criticize both religion and secularism. I did a series on "godless honour," for example, which shows the problems with many of our modern values.

The links below should give you a sense of my more balanced take on science and Western secularism. See the bottom link for a list of all my articles.

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/godless-honour-and-the-descent-of-reason-a2b2919f4508?source=friends_link&sk=4d4180399cb7bc023b99e4192ce700d2

https://medium.com/the-apeiron-blog/atheism-and-the-endlessness-of-explanation-22e72f89d509?source=friends_link&sk=cdc78c5a20c7678da120f27b2fbd897b

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/god-idols-and-the-incoherence-of-secularism-1ee3a29079be?source=friends_link&sk=4a3be0c11ce3a16ce3bdc2b62ab3bcbf

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/scientism-and-the-downfall-of-new-atheism-919213775919?source=friends_link&sk=c498c50bbf9c48358087e8163fa6d27f

https://medium.com/the-apeiron-blog/hubris-and-alienation-the-roots-of-the-environmental-crisis-28c589ad00c9?sk=1a06b5b72ebd8df39ba91abe2fa3c401

http://rantswithintheundeadgod.blogspot.ca/2017/11/reason-progress-and-frankfurt-school.html

http://rantswithintheundeadgod.blogspot.com/2013/02/map-of-rants.html

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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