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posted on May, 8 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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Let me add: combinatorics is like the sudden realization that you have been using mathematics your whole life.




posted on May, 8 2006 @ 07:45 PM
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Like I said, I understand combinations and permutations. We used them in calc, biostats, and epidemiology. However, I don't see how a general practictioner, an emergency medical physician, or myself as an infectious disease specialist, can benefit from an advanced knowledge of mathematics. My work is based on logical thinking, using reference material to nail down a good treatment, and making judgement calls based on the patients status and the severity of the disease.

~MFP



posted on May, 8 2006 @ 08:12 PM
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Logical thinking, based on the philosophy of words, or the philosophy of quantities? In the end, what to use, or not to use is based on quantities. The philosophy of words might slow things up and thus slow the cure. Bad case, we lose one or multiple patients. Worst case, we have an international policy where we lose millions of patients.



posted on May, 8 2006 @ 09:53 PM
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Your posts sound like a lot fo empty rhetoric.

The logic we use is based on the philosophy of statistics and science. If, statistically speaking, a patient with a given type of blockage is statistically more receptive to angioplasty than meds in most studies, most doctors would lean towards angioplasty. I fail to see where I should stop and calculate any sort of combination or permutation in this instance.

MFP



posted on May, 8 2006 @ 10:39 PM
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Remember that we are composed of cells and these cells are composed of atoms and these atoms are composed of subatomic particles: all of which can be counted. The counted particles are healthy in a given counted and combinatorial state or unhealthy in a given counted and combinatorial state. This affects decision-making for medicine and everything.



posted on May, 8 2006 @ 10:51 PM
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Remember that we are composed of cells and these cells are composed of atoms and these atoms are composed of subatomic particles: all of which can be counted. The counted particles are healthy in a given counted and combinatorial state or unhealthy in a given counted and combinatorial state. This affects decision-making for medicine and everything.


Counting these particles has no bearing whatsoever on medicine or treatment involved with the patients condition. If I have a patient presenting with low blood pressure and low blood oxygen, I am more concerned with the condition of the patient's heart and endothelial lining than how many quarks there are in every proton making up that person's cardiomusculature cells.

Can you please provide examples or sources instead of trying to stroke your ego with pseudoscientific empty rhetoric?



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