Why we cannot consider ourselves darwinist anymore (Why Dunant won over Darwin)

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Costantino Cipolla
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/3
Language Italian Pages 5 P. 138-142 File size 262 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2010-003009
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The new developments in medicine pose serious questions on the assumptions of Darwinistic views. Considering the sixty or more operative specialities (and the sub-specialities), the new borders of medicine, at least in the rich Western countries, may be summarized in three main branches: genetic-based medicine, or predictive medicine; regenerative medicine of organs, for an organic life without physical death, even with the death of self-consciousness; adaptive medicine, based on the adaptation to the self-conscious aims of a person, or enhancement medicine. These three kinds of applied science, in different and peculiar ways, put the free game of the natural Darwinistic evolution in crisis turning it on itself.

Keywords: Darwin, genetics, predictive-medicine, regenerative medicine, adaptive medicine, sociology of health

Costantino Cipolla, Perché non possiamo più dirci darwinisti (Perché Dunant ha avuto la meglio su Darwin) in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2010, pp 138-142, DOI: 10.3280/SES2010-003009