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Unformatted text preview: 2-6-08 - Cherokee CosmologyAni Yunwiya - Cherokee - Iroquoian Language FamilySystems of thought guide people as theyo Observe their surroundingso Explain what they see, who they areo Organize knowledge of the pasto Predict the futureo Cope with circumstances - stay with status quo or changeCosmoso A complex universe characterized by order & harmonyo In contrast to chaosTheory and Cosmologyo Theory - objectivity and experimentation; the goal is to control natureBased on facts, experimentsTries to predict or model the futureLacks faith, wants hard noticeable facts, only things detectable with the five senses mattero Cosmology - experiencing both the physical and metaphysical universeRelies on faith and spiritDoesn't try to predict everything, some things are better off unknownShows respect towards universe, has certain practices or ceremonies surrounding eventsDefinition - A coherent theory of existence, organized around categories and...
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- Spring '08