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

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Costantino Cipolla
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/En3
Language English Pages 4 P. 129-132 File size 260 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2010-003009-ing
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The new developments in medicine pose serious questions on the assumption 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, Why we cannot consider ourselves Darwinists anymore (Why Dunant won over Darwin) in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" En3/2010, pp 129-132, DOI: 10.3280/SES2010-003009-ing