Perhaps the most frustrating thing in all of this is that for an article praising the scientific method and the importance of academic rigour it seems pretty likely Donnelly didn’t even bother to read any of the work he is critiquing.
I hope that people reading this article do though. Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or just one of the millions of Australians who laments the fact that you weren’t taught a better understanding of Indigenous science in schools, there is some really great information there, and in plenty of other places if you take the time to look.
Luke Pearson responds to criticism and concern over the inclusion of spear throwing and fire starting in the Australian Curriculum. He suggests that it represents a form of racism and ignorance. It is interesting reading this thinking about the work of Latour and the construction of truth and science.