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Scientific Colonialism

Scientific Colonialism Dinesh Mohan Aborted Discovery by Susantha Goonatilake; Zed Books, London, 1984;
IN "Aborted Discovery" (AD) Susantha Goonatilake exhorts us "that we in the Third World should now re-enter into our discourse with nature, a discourse sometimes punctuated with silences but also with knowing smiles and laughter" (p 168). He is certain that we have a unique role to play because "the present critics of the Third World Science have a potential bigger audience than those of 19th century and early 20th century nationalist philosophers such as Aurobindo, Tagore or Coomara- swamy" SG is convinced that we must break out of the paradigm imposed on us by the "centre" because "the consciousness now transmitted comes not merely as a formal knowledge package, but as a totality- embracing advertisements, movies, popular books, exchange of scholars, patents, etc" (P 98).

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