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Q: describe vitalism
A: Vitalism is the doctrine, [ often advocated in the past but now rejected by mainstream science,[1] that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things".[2] Where vitalism explicitly invokes a vital principle, that element is often referred to as the "vital
spark", "energy" or "élan vital", which some equate with the "soul".[citation needed] Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies: most traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in the vital energies that they thought distinguished living from non-living matter.[citation needed] In the Western tradition founded by Hippocrates, these vital forces were associated with the four temperaments and humours; Eastern traditions posited similar forces such as qi and prana.[citation needed] While it is sometimes contrasted to reductionism, it is opposed by physicalism. ]
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Weegy: Vitalism is the doctrine, [ often advocated in the past but now rejected by mainstream science,[1] that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things".[2] Where vitalism explicitly invokes a vital principle, that element is often referred to as the "vital spark", "energy" or "élan vital", which some equate with the "soul".[citation needed] Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies: most traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in the vital energies that they thought distinguished living from non-living matter.[citation needed] In the Western tradition founded by Hippocrates, these vital forces were associated with the four temperaments and humours; Eastern traditions posited similar forces such as qi and prana.[citation needed] While it is sometimes contrasted to reductionism, it is opposed by physicalism. ]
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why do scientists reject the theory of vitalism now?
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Scientists rejected the theory of vitalism because Vitalism now has no credibility. This is sometimes credited to the view that vitalism posits an unknowable factor in explaining life; and further, vitalism is often viewed as unfalsifiable, and therefore a pernicious metaphysical doctrine.
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