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What Is Medicine?Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing$
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Paul Unschuld

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257658

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257658.001.0001

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Out of Touch with Nature

Out of Touch with Nature

88 Out of Touch with Nature
What Is Medicine?

Paul U. Unschuld

University of California Press

Nature cannot be destroyed by humanity. Nature is always superior; it shall always prevail. Humans, under the spell of chemistry, physics, and technology, have fallen out of touch with nature and forgotten how to restrain their overconfidence. The result is not the destruction of nature, but the exact opposite. Nature is irritated, and stirred up in its powers to such a degree that it certainly destroys those who endeavor to escape its powers. The destruction of nature is not humanity's destruction of nature. The destruction of nature is nature's destruction of humanity. This puts a question on the developing science, especially, on the developing field of chemistry, regarding the use of chemicals. Naturopathy is touted to stand in the center of new idolatry, but the theology of the same, remains to be understood.

Keywords:   nature, humanity, chemistry, destruction, naturopathy

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