A so-called "fallist" has asked students at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) science faculty to consider scrapping science as a whole if it is ever to be decolonised. At a panel discussion this week‚ published on YouTube‚ the woman responded to a question about the decolonisation of science. "Science as a whole is a product of western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa‚" she says. "I have a question for all the science people. There is a place in KwaZulu-Natal called Umhlab’uyalingana. They believe that through the magic‚ you call it black magic‚ they call it witchcraft‚ you are able to send lightening to strike someone. Can you explain that scientifically because it’s something that happens?" The meeting then breaks into laughter at her question as someone in the audience yells: "It’s not true!" After the meeting’s chair restores order‚ she continues: "Western knowledge is totalising. It is saying that it was Newton and only Newton who ...

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