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Nanotechnology – 21 November 2006
We’re hearing more and more about nanotechnology and the use of
nanomedicines to zero in on diseases at the cellular level. It is
thought that fewer side effects would result from this application of
nanotechnology to cure cancer, as an example.
This is certainly a fascinating field, but I would hope that
nanomedical physicians would not make the same mistake as today’s
mainstream physicians – abandoning basic healthful vegan living as the
first line of defense against preventable illnesses. After all,
Hippocrates – the father of medicine – is credited with having said,
“Let food be your medicine.” And that was thousands of years ago!
Isn’t it strange for people to continue eating the body parts and
secretions of suffering fellow creatures at the same time that we are
rapidly advancing in scientific knowledge? There is a disconnect here of
I keep hoping that human arrogance will one day allow the truth to
shine through: that the highest ideals to aspire to are love and
compassion for all of God’s creation; and that without them, all the
worldly knowledge and honors are as nothing.
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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