Richard G. Petty, MD

Rejecting New Ideas: Just Because They Are New!

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When I was an up-and-coming young clinician-scientist Sir Peter Medawar was very kind to me, despite the fact that he had already had a whole series of strokes that had left him in a wheelchair. He left an indelible mark on my thinking, and here is just one of his quotable quotes:

“The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.”

–Sir Peter Medawar (Brazilian-born English Immunologist and, in 1960, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1915-1987)

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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