^ Dogon indigenous knowledge

The Dogon culture of Africa maintains their intimate knowledge of the Sirius star system and embeds it in a ceremony held every sixty years, when the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn converge.  What makes this unusual is that the ceremony does not celebrate Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, but its companion, Sirius B, a star so small and dense that is not visible to naked eye.  The Dogon have knowledge that Sirius A was orbited by the small star in an elliptical orbit that took 60 years to complete. Modern science can confirm this orbit using high-tech observatories, and this makes some scholars contemptuous about African scientific claims, including MIT scientist Kenneth Brecher, who declared bluntly, “They [the Dogon] have no business knowing any of this” (Vaughan, 2014, p.30). The fields of archaeoastronomy, ethnobotany, matriculture and Asian medicine open our minds to scientific knowledges that predate Western science and cannot be subsumed under TEK.

Dogon Sand drawing of the complete Sirius system, A. Sirius, B. Po Tolo. [the object equated with Siriu B is shown in two positions]; C. Emme Ya

Dogon Sand drawing of the complete Sirius system, A. Sirius, B. Po Tolo. [the object equated with Siriu B is shown in two positions]; C. Emme Ya

Read more at this interesting link: http://afrocentricculturebydesign.blogspot.ca/2011/04/african-investigationgenesis-of-african.html

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