Progress is a funny thing. It seems that the more we advance as a society, the more we discover that native tribes had the answers to our scientific dilemmas all along. As white people, in their arrogance, build cities to shield themselves from destructive forces of nature, hurricanes currently wreck havoc on their protected existence, rendering their hard work and industrialism worthless. As westerners continue to slowly apply the scientific method to questions of physics, biology and human behavior, they continue to uncover knowledge already known by wise tribesmen for millennia. The central nervous system in the human body was already described by the ancient Chinese and others as “Chi” and spiritual energy. The seemingly complex weather patterns we observe from day to day were already understood by rain dancers in Africa who could even control the lightning. And stressed-out white peoples’ work-life balance dilemma has already been solved by natives who live off the land and enjoy lives of abundant leisure.
People of color often roll their eyes at white people who frantically search for the “cause” of disease, and how to achieve pointless modern tasks more efficiently with “technology”. In their ancient wisdom, they know that white people are only deluding themselves into thinking that they have control over their environment and are escaping their fate of suffering from natural phenomena. The truth is, the more white people invent technology to make their lives better, the more they realize that the simple pleasures in life are the most valuable, and that nature provides solutions to all problems when one is willing to learn from tribesmen and women with a deep, spiritual connection to the earth.
Science, in its arrogance, spent centuries searching for the answers to perplexing questions about the universe that wise people of color knew all along. Through word of mouth, meditation and a connection to the fourth dimension, people of color have known for millennia that all disease can be cured with natural remedies, such as ground up albino bones in Africa, tiger penises in China and tropical herbs in South America. Arrogant whites assumed that nature did not already provide the answers to everything for those open enough to listen, believing that the answers could somehow be found through the application of the scientific method. But this dry methodology simply cannot detect the spiritual dimension, with which people of color have a special connection. And ironically, as science progresses, it is discovering more and more that herbs, meditation and Ayurvedic remedies are indeed clinically effective afterall.
Critics of naturalism argue that any aspect of ancient medicine that does work will be found to work by the scientific method and will make its way into modern society. But why do all the work of “testing” these remedies when people of color already know they work, and have been lecturing ignorant white people for decades about their knowledge? If we were less racist, and simply open to listening to tribal leaders and shamans, we could have skipped centuries of hard work applying reason and evidence to determine the truth. The truth is something you can just know, through sheer confidence and self-belief. But the sixth sense for these profound truths seems to be lacking in white people, explaining their obsession with “reason”, “evidence” and the “scientific method”. It’s time for us to stop our modern habits of applying laborious methodologies to discover the truth, and start listening to the supremely confident and wise people of color, who have known it all along.