[Comment] Offline: Medicine and nutrition—“that’s insane”
Limits in medicine seem a contradiction in terms. Medicine advances continuously, shattering orthodoxies and opening new possibilities, some of which succeed spectacularly while others are mere incremental steps forward, overoptimistic dead ends, or (rarely) deceptive fabrications. The idea of a conference entitled “At the Limits” therefore seems entirely correct and a misnomer. Correct because debating knowledge on the edge of breakthrough is what medicine is about. Misnomer because, since medicine has no limit, one cannot be “at” something that does not exist.