The enlightened man may think them insane

The enlightened man may listen to their tales and think them insane
Or maybe just mildly deluded
But they arrived at their beliefs using the same ‘scientific method’
Before it ever was codified for global consumption
The standard for making sense of the world
An oral tradition had transmitted their ideas and kept it alive
With some inadvertent modifications on transmission, and over time
Long before the arrival of the white man and his evolving civilization
The fruit of his ‘scientific’ method