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African Philosophy of Science and Transcendence

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African Philosophy of Science
By Mocholoko Dr. Zulumathabo Zulu © 2022

The Preamble (abstract)

Western historiography postulates a nonexistence of African philosophy as confirmed in philosophical texts like The Philosophy of History (Hegel, 1824) with a corollary that African descendants are not perceived as being capable of contributing to World Civilisation. The impact of the Hegelian hypothesis is observable on philosophical giants like Marx; Engels and Lenin trusted by African leaders and trade unionists in the use of Marxist philosophy in the liberation struggles against the ECC (Euro-Christian Colonialism) and enslavement. Additionally, the adopted ECC school of parochial axiological ideas has added to the phenomenal ide fixe to fixate and to dominate the African mind; heart and soul and to promote the superiority of Western ideas and morality to the detriment of indigenous African ideas and the moral code.

The revolutionary Computation Methodology of ARF (Africography Research Framework) with an OLA (Objective Lens Array) that confirms the evidence of reality without a microscope. Picture Credit: Mocholoko Dr. Zulumathabo Zulu, Madisebo University Research Institute, Azania (South Africa).

Our research at the independent Madisebo University Research Institute confirms the existence of a rich set of indigenous scientific philosophies and the relevance thereof with respect to peacemaking; sustenance and survivability of the African Motherland. We show, herein, using indigenous examples in {science; mathematics; algorithms; engineering} that indigenous African axioms and philosophical principles were designed by the African ancients to enhance the sustenance and the survival experience of the future generations of the Melanin. Without further ado, Philosophical Transcendence.

Philosophical Transcendence
By Mocholoko Dr. Zulumathabo Zulu © 2022

to defer for future success,
to facilitate the access.
Philosophical transcendence
Like morphine independence
Elephant delays gestation
To arrest self-delectation
Like philosophical transcendence!

to fixate on the aspect,
the ant must first introspect.
To restrain urges of the flesh
To reset the mind like afresh
He consults with the ant Queen
Who enforces the moral code
From the ancients before them

Contextual Commentary

The forbears of the Basotho (Batswana; Bapedi; Makholokoe; Batlokwa; Basia; Bashoeshoe) of Azania (South Africa) refer to a cell as Kgeha. African mathematical linguistics shows that there are two parts to the word namely (1) Kge and (2) Ha. Semantically, Kge is about the uptake of reality and Ha is about the external environment.

Kge is the conjugate of Kga which means an uptake or to draw from as shown below:

taxa of Kga {Kgametsi; Kgahlametsa; Sekgamelo}

Ha is the etymological root which means to come from inside to the outside or to project to the outside as shown below:

taxa of Ha {Hama; Mohatla; Phahama}

Conceptualisation of the Analog

For this reason, the Basotho conceptualise about a cell as an analog of the ant equipped with antennas. These antennas are designed with high precission and sensitivity to sense the spatial environment for triggers of reality about the surroundings in order for the ant to enhance the survival experience.

The ant must source sustenance in the environment but be able to avoid danger or predation. These highly sensitive antennas can detect infinitesimal changes in the surround without a physical contact.

Kge is concerned with the uptake and reuptake (iterative sensing) of the dynamics of reality. Ha redirects and amplifies the signal of the antennas with respect to the outside environment. The prudent ant avoids forthwith the situation where the signal of the antennas is attenuated.

How is the ant related to the cell? Moreover, your trusted biology textbook does not conceptualise about a cell as an ant.

The African ancients who developed their own reference knowledge of biological science discovered an ontic connection between the ant and the cell long before the invention of technological instruments like a microscope. How did these ancient biologists discover this analogic connection between the topology of the cell and the topology of the ant? How did they identify the ant as an analog of a cell? Can the ant and the cell be analogs of each other?

To learn more about this uniquely African origin of biological science, watch this space for my upcoming scientific paper African Philosophy of Science: African Origin of Philosophy and Science (see reference section of the paper at end of this article), a public lecture that was recently delivered at the University of Johannesburg.

In that paper, I show a novel method Computation Methodology of ARF (Africography Research Framework) that enables an Africanist scientist to investigate the behaviour of iotas {polymers; molecules; atoms; particles – electrons; protons; neutrons} without the use of technological instruments like a microscope (long before its invention) as it was done by the erudite African ancients who developed a sophisticated reference knowledge of indigenous science as confirmed by their correct biological science knowledge of Kgeha (Eukaryote cell). Another evidence of their scientific achievements in chemistry is the African invention of the antibiotic Tetracyclyne more than 1,400 years before the advent of Pfizer (patent owner of Tetracycline) as reported (Zulu, 2020) in African Opportunities Presented by Covid-19 and (Zulu, 2022) African Philosophy of Science: African Origin of Philosophy and Science.

In the meanwhile, the Basotho of Azania are correct to conceptualise about a cell as an ant. The ant has antennas which provide sensing capabilities to the ant.

The cell has a membrane on the outside and a cytoplasm in the inside. The cytoplasm sits on top of an intricate network of filaments. It is these filaments, along with the organelles, that provide sensing capabilities to the cell. It is these sensing filaments that model the antennas of the ant. We also see this modelling action in the amoeba that is able to strategise; hunt for prey and catch prey.

The cell systems of Eukaryote (the human) and Prokaryote (the flagella). Picture Credit: Science Primer (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Vectorized by Mortadelo2005, National Institutes of Health.

When you drink water, there are cells (cillia) in your lungs monitoring if the water will go down the wrong pipe i.e. the windpipe instead of the throat (esophagus). If the remote sensing of the cells detects (using stochastic causality analysis) that the water is about to go to the windpipe then the cillia will trigger a reflexive cough to prevent the water from going into the wrong pipe. The water is prevented even before it goes to the wrong pipe as if by magic. The cells in this case are using their antennas to enhance your survivability. Thus, the cell is like ant equipped with sensory antennas exactly as the African ancients have shown. These antennas are like magic! They sense something a distance away.

La Lucha En Espanol

Sin embargo, la lucha debe continuar! No rendirse! Nunca jamas porque el destino es nuestro! Nosotros debemos derrotar las cadenas vestigiales de la esclavitud y CEC (colonialismo eurocristiano)! La melanina debe sobrevivir en la jungla, para ser el arquitecto del destino no comprado y no vendido como estaba destinado a ser por los antepasados africanos.

The Struggle in English

Notwithstanding, the struggle must continue! No surrender! Never never because the destiny is ours! We must defeat the vestigial chains of slavery and ECC (Euro-Christian Colonialism)! The Melanin must survive in the jungle, as the unbought and unsold architect of destiny as it was meant to be by the African ancestors who have gone before us.

Haba bokwe Baholo! Thokoza Makhosi! High Veneration to the Ancestors!

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