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This is another good example of how our predictions of the future, using
some linear measurements in a dynamic system, should go wrong. The correct
science for the human system is non-linear. The patient's mind, his will
to survive, would play a vital role in the outcome. His immune system
would have helped him, since he did not give up the fight that easily. How
could we determine that dialysis would not help him for certain?
Time evolution in a dynamic system depends on the complete initial
knowledge of the organism. With only phenotypical features (partial
knowledge), and many imponderables in the bargain, we can never predict
the future accurately, although one could easily say that he would
While particle physics has advanced so much, medical science still follows
the deterministic predictability model of conventional physics.