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Professor of Biology, Amherst College; Author, Plague Time
Ewald's Law

Ewald's First Law

The defining characteristic of science—the one that gives sciences its extraordinary explanatory power—is the objective use of evidence to distinguish between alternative guesses.

Corollary 1

Most of religion is antithetical to science.

Corollary 2

Much of Western Medicine is antithetical to science.
Corollary 3

Quite a bit of Science is antithetical to science.

Ewald's Second Law

When the practice of medicine finally obtains a balanced perspective, Medicine and Evolutionary Medicine will be one and the same.