Generating Scientific Knowledge and Uncovering Modernity


The way to modernity in Africa is through the scientific method and the vision of the Enlightenment. Modernity is a very demanding project that necessitates substantial deconstruction and reconstruction of the African reality.  It requires moving  from faith-based / revealed / prophetic / divine knowledge to rational / empirical / scientific / true knowledge, from sacred rituals to business practices, from ‘pastorpreneurs’ to economic entrepreneurs.  This shift is needed in order to create the jobs Africa needs to uncover any meaningful sustainable form of modernity.