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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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Everything Will Be Fine

Everything Will Be Fine

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90 Everything Will Be Fine
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What Is Medicine?
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Paul U. Unschuld

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0090

With advances chemistry, physics, and technology, everything was expected become easier, more beautiful, and simpler. Then there was an upheaval sometime in the 1970s. An increasing number of citizens of industrialized Western nations believed that chemistry, physics, and technology would cause everything to break down, get uglier, and become more difficult. Everything was seen as heading downhill, with a final catastrophe in view. increasing numbers of people no longer found comfort and hope in the Church, as there no one took a stand against the destruction of environment. The result of this was that people had, in the meantime, started getting their answers elsewhere, at a place where hope is subliminally delivered with the rest of the order: cyclical thinking promises a return to the starting point.

Keywords:   technology, Western nations, catastrophe, church, environment

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