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As explained within my maligned paper, the Nobel Laureate in Medicine Szent-Györgyi, cofounder of the American National Foundation for Cancer Research, regarded ancient Greek philosophy as a medical science. In his 1972 ‘Letter to Science’ he wrote that modern science’s peer review system was inefficient because it had isolated itself from ancient Greek intuitive artistic reasoning (Szent-Györgyi, A., 1972). I had claimed that this concept appears reasonable when the peer review logic system is compared to the intuitive discovery during the 1980s by my Science-Art Centre resulting in the discovery of the life-force governing

seashell evolution over a 50 million year period ( Illert. C 1992). Although the significance of that discovery now applies to human survival, prevailing ‘tribal science’ is unable to reason about upgrading its research metho dology to obtain relevant human survival technology.

In his Letter to Science, Szent-Györgyi concluded that “ The problem is a most important one, especially now, as science grapples with one of nature's mysteries, cancer, which may demand entirely new approaches” (Szent-Györgyi, A., 1972).

Albert Szent-Györgyi