Rejection of materialism, on one hand, and understanding and appreciating science on the other — these are not in contradiction, but in harmony!
“The phrase is said to have originated with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), who offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in his stall nearest to the door or taking none at all.”
There will be much more to say about the utilitarian drift of medicine and the increasing loss of patient autonomy.
Some have commented on the case as if that is a product of the U.K.’s socialized medical system.
The message, of course, is that humans are not the least bit exceptional.