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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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10

Reductionist Medicine

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

In the last few chapters, I’ve shown how reductionism distorts the way we do science, especially regarding the workings of our bodies. If the only victims of this distortion were biology textbooks and organic chemistry final exams, it would be sad, but not a great tragedy. The problem is, of course, that scientific theory and popular understanding of science determine the way our society teaches, funds, and rewards the practice of medicine. In this chapter, we’ll see reductionism’s fingerprints all over the way we ...

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