Why physicians must speak up about the state of medical science
Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Physicians spend years studying the human body and its processes so we can help patients. We have a fundamental personal and professional interest in understanding what the human body is made of and how that applies to health, disease, diagnosis, treatment, and healing.
Our patients depend on us to investigate, understand, and integrate scientific knowledge into medical science and clinical practice.
The understanding of the body as an atomic and sub-atomic structure is incomplete and outdated. (By almost 100 years!)
The current consensus in physics is that matter (including the human body) is fundamentally made of fields. Protons, neutrons, and electrons are derived from fields. We make use of fields in medicine to obtain EKG’s (detecting the electrical field of the heart at a distance), obtain EEG’s (detecting the electrical field of the brain), and perform MRI’s (using a magnetic field to align the atoms of the body and create a picture), but we still haven’t integrated the understanding of the human body as a series of interfacing fields into medical education and practice.
Many physicists have speculated further about what exactly fields are, including information and mind.
What are the implications of understanding the human body is...
made of atoms?
a series of interfacing fields?
made of information?
The potential answers to these questions signal an entirely new way of seeing diagnosis and treatment. Our textbooks need revision. Physicians should be among those at the forefront of exploring and communicating this.