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The Dimino Challenge Behold the Pie Map

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The Dimino Challenge: Behold the Pie Map

 Looking at possible, undiscovered approaches to medicine and thus scientific achievement presents a challenge.

This article will look at a very large picture, with respect to known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment, with the thought that even that body of knowledge can be expanded upon.

If one was to take all of the currently known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment, as a collective whole and to place it in one. all-encompassing circle, the image that one might perceive is a tremendously large one, almost totally beyond our human comprehension.

This might be regarded as looking at it from a wholological perspective, or the science of the whole, with respect to the entire or complete body of known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment. This is a relatively new concept.

Of necessity, this would have to include anything and everything that known, or the sum total of all of the existing knowledge about medicine and medical treatment, in the entire world. It would also have to include all past, present and future knowledge.

That would take a humungous library. Who could ever catalogue it?

Take this diagram a step further, by cutting that global circle of known knowledge about medical treatment, into four pie-shaped wedges.

The first cut one might suggest, is from the top of the pie, to the bottom, or from the bottom of the pie, towards the top. This may suggest a polarity of north and south, or south and north, depending upon which way the cut was in terms of positing any actual direction.

The second cut might be that of left to right, or right to left and could depict east and west, or west and east.

Now we begin to see four segments or wedges of the pie, cut into four distinct pieces.

We have used this kind of mapping imagery many times over the generations of humankind, in order to draw global maps, so a pie model is not something new or different.

What does this discussion about cutting a pie into four pieces, mean in terms of known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment and where it is heading in the future?

Taking this a bit further, these four wedges of the pie could represent the four global wedges or segments of known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment, if perceived as being on a global plane of existence.

For the moment and for many other reasons, let us stick to knowledge currently known, rather than delving into previous historical knowledge that has been, or may have been forgotten, or into the vast realm of knowledge that can still be known in the future.

Even these images of four global wedges appear to be far too great in scope for human comprehension, because no one can fully comprehend that extent of known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment.

Some people might comprehend, at least in part, one segment of a wedge in this global pie, or a part of one quarter of all possible known knowledge.

They are likely to be generalists, in terms of their way of perceiving and thinking. Even that could boggle the human mind, just because of its tremendous magnitude.

The human mind allows a generalist to process and comprehend vast amounts of knowledge and thus they are able to perceive beyond what the majority of people can see. Those who perceive as generalists, can generalize their thoughts with respect to their human comprehension, or understanding, but in varying degrees.

At the other end of the continuum, on this train of thought, other people tend to think as particularists. The particularist tries to grasp and perceive the specific minute particle and comprehends that particle, at least in part, rather than seeing the larger picture, or a whole as a generalist would do.

The generalist would see and comprehend where the particle fits into the larger whole, while the particularist would not perceive that. The generalist tends to see a much greater picture, with a continually enlarging horizon of curiosity, comprehension and understanding.

The particularist chooses to explore the particular, or particle to the nth degree, always seeking something smaller, but usually totally ignoring the place of the particle within the whole to some extent.

Most people tend to perceive somewhere in between the two poles. Some see both, or a part of what the generalist would see and a part of what the particularist can see.

Take this further.

"East is east and west is west and ne'er the twain shall meet."

Is that statement true?

There are those who state that east never meets west and west never meets east. Obviously, in terms of this kind of thinking, north and south cannot meet either.

Shall we believe that, merely because it what we have been told or taught? Or is this merely some figment of our imagination with respect to our belief system, simply because we do not, or cannot see, or think that way?

There is an actual dimino meeting point for the four poles, at the very center or heart of that pie. A fine line separates the northern and the southern realms. The same is true about the eastern and the western realms.

In reality, we just do not know where that meeting point actually is, or where those lines might be drawn.

One must ask if this is relative.

Nor do we comprehend how it can be possible for north to meet south, south to meet north, east to meet west and west to meet east, or what it means to have a common meeting point for north, south, east and west.

Yet, it is possible. There has to be a mutual meeting point, where there is some kind of a merging.

In actuality, the four segments of the pie that we depicted, do come together at one point, in both time and space.

We can prove this by the reality that the pie can be four wedges. We can just as easily put it back together again, unless there are no longer any crusts, or if they are destroyed in the process.

Each segment has a tip and the four tips do merge into one point

In other words, north meets south, south meets north, east meets west and west meets east. All four segments do meet.

What did not appear to be existing previously, actually does exist in real time and real space.

It exists now, in our reality, simply because we can perceive of it this way, based upon the model of the pie. We have not even begun to look at layers, or layering, or smaller wedges of the pie in this model. These layers could be crusts.

What does this mean to us?

With respect to global known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment potential, and its possibilities, we invariably try to divide and separate eastern and western thought. We seldom take any time to think about northern and/or southern perspectives in terms of known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment.

Is this because no one has recognized or discovered the dimino meeting point in terms of global known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment potential in the past? This is extremely difficult to believe.

Add another factor, which represents a holological perspective. This could be referred to as representing both the sacred and profane realm, in all four wedges and the picture of the pie changes again.

Now we are beginning to look at more complex layering or the crusts, in terms of the whole of the pie model.

This could be representing, depicting or actually being, the holy versus the unholy realm of thought. With respect to what we now know, it could also refer to the holistic versus non-holistic realm of global known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment potential.

Add this factor. Put a large box around the entire circle. That could reveal or depict some empty corners that are not even inside the known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment circle.

Now we are delving deeper and getting into the unknown realm

There is so much that we do not know or comprehend yet, in terms of knowledge about medicine and medical treatment.

Put another circle inside each box that is drawn around the circle. There are still empty, undiscovered corners of knowledge.

If you were to draw yet another circle, this time only inside the part of the wedge that is inside the circle, the known body of knowledge about medicine and medical treatment gets even smaller. It too has empty corners representing what might represent only partially known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment.

How much there is that still waits to be discovered by humankind!

The big question becomes one of how we can comprehend known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment potential from a global plane perspective.

Then we might ask how we might be able to help each sector of the globe ie., northern, southern, eastern and western realms, in terms of known knowledge or unknown knowledge about medicine and medical treatment and its future potential implications.

There is still the individual aspect to consider.

This could mean the individual universe as one universe, the individual globe as one world, the individual country as a single country, the individual community as a single community, the individual family as one family, the individual couple as one couple and the individual as one person, each representing mere pixels, placed in a greater picture of humankind. Yet, each pixel is equally important.

The initial challenge for humankind is that of trying to behold the reality of this kind of imagery, in terms of a pie map model.

The next task would appear to be that of locating or finding the dimino point, so that east can be perceived as actually meeting the west and vice versa. North meets south and vice versa, as well. All four directions do come together at the dimino point. Four lines depict the segments.

After that, one might examine what is the known and unknown knowledge about mediine and medical treatment, inside the smallest circle, next the larger circle and finally the largest circle.

Finally each one of the four boxes that have been created must be examined in terms of the both the known and the unknown.

What we will begin to see is the actual reality of a totality, when all of these four boxes in the picture are one larger box outside the circle. There is still something missing here. There is still the unknown outside the larger box.

Can we comprehend the current known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment and the unknown, in terms of past, present and future? One must suggest that we understand this only in part.

Behold the pie map represents the dimino challenge for medicine and medical treatment of the future. This may be one, possible, hitherto undiscovered approach to medicine.  .

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