Throughout history, humankind has been on a quest to understand reality. This search has led to the development of various ways of thinking, ranging from African Science, Greco-Roman faith-based beliefs to modern scientific inquiry. In this blog, we will explore the rich history of scientific brilliance in Africa, delving into the core values that have shaped its understanding of reality, and urge a return to these roots.
The Essence of Science in Ancient Africa
In ancient African societies, science was deeply intertwined with daily life, serving as a natural and integral part of their worldview. According to these ancient Africans, science simply meant the “search for the understanding of reality.” This pursuit of knowledge was not an indoctrination or religious exercise, but rather a genuine quest for truth and understanding that permeated every aspect of their existence. By engaging with the world around them and seeking evidence-based explanations for the phenomena they observed, ancient Africans fostered a rich culture of curiosity and learning that laid the foundation for their impressive scientific achievements. Embracing this spirit of inquiry can help us reconnect with Africa’s unique scientific legacy and pave the way for future discoveries.
Wahibreemakhet was Kemet's Ambassador to Greece during the 26th-Dynasty (650-525 bce), the last powerful indigenous African dynasty in Kemet. This is the "negroid" face under which the Greeks learned of civilization, science, architecture, monumental sculpture, and philosophy. pic.twitter.com/e7G2B6t81i— Ancient Kemite (@ancientkemite) November 26, 2019
In ancient African societies, a unique blend of culture and science coexisted harmoniously. The concept of “Ma” refers to the knowledge of proven truth, which is similar to the scientific method used today. This knowledge was revered, and those who possessed it were considered geniuses or prophets of reality.
The Impact of Foreign Faith-Based Systems on African Knowledge
Over time, ancient African civilizations faced wars and religious conquests by Greco-Roman forces. These foreign invaders introduced their faith-based systems to the continent, overshadowing Africa’s scientific approach. As a result, the ancient African method of understanding reality was gradually replaced by the faith-based beliefs of the conquerors. It is important to note that the concept of “faith-based reality” was popularised by non-African civilizations, who could not grasp the fundamental reality as Africans did.
Despite these historical setbacks, Africa’s scientific legacy remains vibrant and relevant. By embracing the spirit of the ancient African prophets, mathematicians, and scientists, we can unlock the true potential of Africa and make groundbreaking discoveries that will benefit the entire world.
The Rich Scientific Heritage of Africa: A Legacy to Reclaim
Today, it is essential for Africans to reconnect with their rich scientific heritage and revive the values of inquiry, curiosity, and evidence-based understanding. By distinguishing between faith-based and evidence-based realities, we can not only advance our understanding of the world but also honor the great African minds that have shaped our collective knowledge.
The Future of Africa’s Scientific Brilliance: A Renewed Passion for Discovery
Africa has a long history of scientific brilliance that has been overshadowed by foreign faith-based systems. By fostering a renewed passion for science and mathematics and recognizing the distinction between faith-based and evidence-based realities, we can reclaim Africa’s scientific legacy and contribute to a better understanding of the world around us.
While we discuss Kush and Kemet as the literary voice of Ancient African spirituality, it is a mistake to assume that they invented what they were writing. Their spiritual science originated from the Great Lakes region of Central-East Africa. pic.twitter.com/Xj5cWmY1QI— Ancient Kemite (@ancientkemite) October 24, 2020