How I would “Fix” Healthcare in America

Currently, Americans spend over 17% of our nation's wealth on medical care, the vast majority of it focused on treating existing conditions. A large percentage of this goes into the pockets of insurance and pharmaceutical companies, with very little spent on prevention. Not that we would listen anyway. Americans seem to be, by and large, …

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Surfing the Web with a Cave-Man Brain, or Art Appreciation, 40,000 BCE.

Paleoanthropologists and paleogeneticists tell us that our species Homo Sapiens emerged pretty much as we appear today, sometime before 100,000 years ago in East Africa. In that time, most of the evolving we have done is sociological rather than biological. In other words, if we took a Homo Sapiens from 95,000 years ago, gave him …

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Dogma and the Triumph of Science in Medicine. At least for now.

Medicine has in its history a most frivolous period, wherein virtually anything that could be dreamed of for the treatment of disease was tried, and once fixated on as a cure, would be held fast for decades or even centuries before being given up as useless at best, and detrimental in general, most often based …

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