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Western medical science has been developed upon the mathematical logic of Rene Descartes who is considered the father of modern philosophy. Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Southern California, Antonio Damasio in his book ‘Descartes’ Error’ (Damasio, A. R. 1994) reproaches Descartes for “having persuaded biologists to adopt, to this day, clockwork mechanics as a model for life processes.” He argued that Descartes’ mindset “illustrates precisely the opposite of what I believe to be the truth about the origins between mind and body”. The Nobel Laureate, David Hubel, advocated that Damasio’s book “warranted classification as a classic neurological treatise on the workings of the human brain”. The January 2018 issue of National Geographic, section ‘The Science of Good and Evil’, (Bhattacharjee, Y. Jan 2018) referred to Descartes’s famous dictum “I think, therefore I am” as lacking any feeling. This reflected the mindset of a psychopath. Descartes’ role as the champion of modern medical philosophy appears consistent with global pharmaceutical greed controlling medical science, functioning under the auspices of symmetrical universal reality laws.

Descartes’ Error was published in 1994. The Science-Art book ‘Two Bobs Worth’ written by Robert Pope and Robert Todonai was launched in the USA in 1989 by the Hollywood Thalian Mental Health Organization. Pope stated in the book that Descartes’ famous statement ‘I think therefore I am’ was unbalanced and should have been written, “I feel and think therefore I am” (Pope. R. and Todonai. R. 1988).