“Reducing” complex systems in nature to their components is just one of many thinking and reasoning tools, not an all-consuming obliviousness to “the whole” — as often insulting insinuated by alternative medicine practitioners. My previously tiny article about this has been beefed up to a few hundred words with a new section using traditional Chinese medicine as an example of “the fate of medicine without reductionism.”
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