Medicine and Imaging technologies – Not relevant at all!

What is wrong with the above picture? And no… I am not talking about the blonde lady…

You have a medical problem and you go to the hospital. You anxiously wait for the doctor to tell you what is wrong with you. You rely on his paramount knowledge, on the so many years of medical progress from other doctors before him, on his many colleagues who have analyzed similar cases and have formulated medical theories about it… Right? Wrong!


You have a medical problem and you go to the hospital. You anxiously wait for the doctor to tell you what is wrong with you. You rely on what a machine will show on its screen (really, what did doctors do before ultrasound and magnetic resonance?), on his good will to spend more than five (5) minutes with you before going to his next patient (should I tell you the answer which covers 80% of all cases or should I spend an additional 5 minutes with you because I like you?), on the empirical observations of other medical doctors for similar matters (the difference from the “medical theory” term is vast – as I said in another article medicine itself does not accept the term “exact science” for itself – see “Why Medicine is NOT a pro-Science argument!”)…

“Seeing something in the ultrasound equipment” is not “science”.

If it was, then baboons “watching” coconuts falling on each other and breaking apart would also be making “science”… Too much? I don’t think so.

And surely “Seeing something in the ultrasound equipment” is not medicine.

Medicine is many things and an indication on the iU22 xMATRIX screen is in the bottom of that list…

I am not ungrateful to the medicine we have to today.

I would just be much more grateful for a more “scientific” and more humane medicine…

Related articles: Why Medicine is NOT a pro-Science argument!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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