Public Lecturer by Prof Mammo Muchie
Palentologists have discovered that Africa is the origin of humanity. Africa is also the orgin of universities. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) have evolved also through African history and civilisation. But a negative narrative that denies this knowledge heritage is still dominant. It is also the case that in the education curriculum the African contribution hardly exists. For example there was an ancient mathematics from Ethiopia demonstrating that Africans used binary logic of mathematical calculation which is similar to today’s internet explorer and other cputer based systems.
This very revealing and amazing method of mathematical calculation was released by the BBC4 with commentators from the Open University, England. Hardly no one knows about this ancient Ethiopian mathematics. An important book that also predicts 22 planets exists in Ethiopia written in the ancient Geez language called abu shaker. Hardly anyone knows about it.
In this tublic lecture on X-mas day you are invited to know what you should all have known a long time ago if the rich African knowledge heritage has been included in the education curriculum.
This is a kind of x-mas gift and it is truly inspiring to see such a huge turn out to attend the public lecture on December 25, 2015.(see attached photo)