Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The body expressed through modern medicine

In her "The Soul of Fertilty" post, Hannah Albert quotes Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul about modern medicine:
"It wants to eradicate all anomalies before there is a chance to read them for their meaning. It abstracts the body into chemistries and anatomies so that the expressive body is hidden behind graphs, charts, numbers, and structural diagrams."
Albert also quotes Rob Brezsny's Secrets of Pronoia about the limitations of a scientific approach as a guide to truth. If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, you may want to respond to Albert's observations.