We can shoot for mimicking nature, but the idea that we can achieve perfect replication is a fallacy. I think one of the most important lessons in indigenous epistemology is that natural systems have unknowns. We have to have reverence and respect for those unknowns. There are processes in the trees that grow, in the animals that migrate that we just will never fully understand. We should be at peace in coming to terms with this. We can observe nature knowing that we can aid in its health and resilience as a member of an ecological community, knowing that there is something just beyond our reach. And knowing that there is something greater out there that we must respect.

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