Max Bircher-Benner, fully Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner
Bircher-Benner, fully Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner
Swiss Physician and Pioneer in Preventative Medicine and Nutritional Research
Science always has effects, but they are opposing effects one that is destructive and one that is constructive. Science ruled by the intellect will splinter the view of the world into a chaos of details, losing connection to the Whole in the process. Science ruled by spirit, however, turns into wisdom, since it will be deeply moved by the wondrous overall scheme of things and feel respect and awe for the great mind felt to be at work behind it. Such is the difference between learnedness and wisdom.
Absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, takes place almost exclusively within the plants. The organs of the plant are therefore a kind of biological accumulation of light. These are the basis of what we call food, whence animal and human bodies derive their substance and energy. The nutritional energy may thus be, termed organized sunlight energy. Hence sunlight is the driving force of the cells of our body.