Monday, July 30, 2007

Folk Knowledge

Michael Tan poses two questions in an interesting article: "Is there any scientific basis for the belief that mushrooms emerge after thunderstorms? What about the belief that planting fruit crops at early dawn increases the chances for larger fruits?" He then refers to a 1998 book for an answer.

Idea seems to be about blending science and folk or indigenous knowledge. To be sure, there is a lot of work around that theme. Suddenly, I am reminded of Knowledge Management and Folk Knowledge.

Please forgive the shameless self-promotion. I attempted to "co-create" by leaving a comment on the Inquirer blog entry and pointing to how Web 2.0 can help blend science and folk knowledge. Guess what happened? So I just resorted to a track back.

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