The Scientific Foundations of Medicine Based on the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature

23 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

Date Written: August 29, 2017


Medicine was developed to exert influence on the evolution of individuals to solve involution processes that are a consequence of diseases or that trigger diseases. That is why the essential functionality of “curing/healing” is homologous to the functionality of evolution. This study establishes the necessary structural knowledge and the epistemological framework to empower the development of drugs and therapeutics, following the nature of evolution processes.

Medicine, as a science, is materialized by two curing principles that were discovered by Hippocrates, which are homologous with the principles that regulate evolution. These principles are “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like) and “contraria contrariis curentur” (opposite cures opposite). This defines the triadic functionality of Medicine. This research does not include surgical medicine.

Both principles are materialized in functions. While the principle of “like cures like” works based on the use of external catalysts that provide the necessary energy focused on the need that has to be fulfilled to recover health, on the other hand, the “opposite cures opposite” principle is based on medical objects that are introduced into the system.

Keywords: Medicine, Curing Principles, Health, Drugs, Therapeutics, Cures, Healing, Complex Adaptive Systems, Complexity Science, Unicist Theory, Peter Belohlavek, The Unicist Research Institute

JEL Classification: I1

Suggested Citation

Belohlavek, Peter, The Scientific Foundations of Medicine Based on the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature (August 29, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Peter Belohlavek (Contact Author)

The Unicist Research Institute ( email )

Uriburu 662
Adrogue, Buenos Aires 1846
+1 315 506 6875 (Phone)


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