“Life’s central issues … are issues of quality, dealing with judgments regarding the value of our thoughts and actions – political, moral and aesthetic. They deal with evaluative choices regarding the nature of existence and our place in it, rather than simply with descriptions of life’s quantitative aspects, like those of distance, size and weight.
... science fails in the face of all ultimate questions, and consequently, leaves the problems of life … completely untouched.”
Dana Sawyer “Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper. Living the World’s Religions. The Authorized Biography of a 21st Century Spiritual Giant.” Fons Vitae, Louisville, KY, 2014.
So what proportion of us dentists and physicians have had solid liberal arts educations?
Since most of us have almost exclusively been immersed in the sciences, how receptive are our dental and medical students (& faculty) to correct this deficiency?: http://healthyhealers.blogspot.ca/2012/07/soft-skills-undervalued.html