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Science, Belief, Intuition: Reflections of a Physician

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While building a strong program in Critical Care on foundations of excellence and compassion, Dr. Wood used two methods of inquiry and knowing:

Science looked outward with objective, accurate, reproducible measurements to falsify erroneous explanations.

Belief looked inward for purpose and meaning, analyzing personal subjective issues, like God, which cannot be falsified for lack of a Godometer.

But when verified by the still small voice or intuition, belief creates a spiritual source of knowing akin to the scientific method.

Recent books like War of the Worldviews assume science and spirituality are antagonistic; debating which is better is like bringing a knife to a gunfight, for both sides are vulnerable to critique.

Science, Belief, Intuition shows how the strengths of one fill the gaps of the other, providing more comprehensive understanding together than either alone.

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