The strange thing to me is that I have just in the last day or so become interested in the Polynesian diaspora, if I may call it that, all because of Kilauea, and the focus it put on Hawaiian culture.
Who are the Hawaiians? I asked myself, and found that they are essentially Polynesians, but who are the Polynesians? And I immersed myself in that whole story, with emphasis on “Navigation” which quite impressed me, and has a topical connection to the recent resurrection of this ancient and enduring craft or technology. Not a science in our terms, perhaps, but certainly worthy of the title.
I was mostly impressed with my own complete ignorance this entire sphere, or hemisphere we might say, of knowledge, heretofore.