12600 Marion Ln. W, Minnetonka, MN
TOPIC: “Wisdom Isn’t Rocket Science”
Nature’s wisdom provided common sense for America’s natives. But why didn’t they develop science? What inspired science to develop amongst Europeans? While science and biblical revelation have co-existed, it seems wisdom and common sense have gone missing. Each culture observed nature with intensity, yet interpreted it differently. The pursuit to isolate, control, and categorize life for the purpose of scientific studies was antithetical to native holistic practical knowledge, or common sense. Insights about religion, science, and politics may explain wars on nature and each other. In the 1940s Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr debated Certainty versus Unpredictability while teams of atomic physicists secretly created bombs that changed human destiny. We would be wise to re-embrace our humanity, our planet and our respect for each other before curiosity kills us.
SPEAKER: Judith Carol Stern majored in Applied Arts and American Indian Studies (Ojibwe language) with a minor in Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota. Judy taught American Indian Art and Elementary Education at St. Thomas University 2006 - 2008. "Wisdom Isn't Rocket Science" is the title of Judy's third book. She lives in Marine On St. Croix and is a long standing member of our Stillwater CTC.