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.

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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