An observation on “science” and the greater fold

Standard
sci·ence -ˈsīəns
noun
 
the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
 
– The Google
 

…The word “systematic” intrigues me. This lovely definition can easily encompass many spiritual and social traditions as well as classical western approaches to understanding. I recently learned that many African scholars cannot publish in the American journals because they do not have access to materials that are quite costly to access normally. Such a shame that “science” has insulated its worldview so, as a company would its trade secrets, limiting access not just to others but to itself (being oft’ centralized in the western frame), or affording the “observations” of the whole of humanity to contribute to the greater fold.

An example of a good resource for the global scientists seeking access – arXiv.org e-Print archive – http://goo.gl/nvBCRL