Wisdom of the Body (WOB) controls processes  in our body, and sustains our life (1). Throughout  evolution   WOB learned   to  maintain  life in an unpredicted  and  harsh environment.   With time  it encountered threats  that cause disease and  learned how to resist them. To day's WOB  is wiser than yesterday's, and better prepared to face new challenges, and these originate in our civilization. Western civilization  nurtures  an ongoing conflict between WOB and society, which results in  a variety of diseases.

Primal androgyne

In the root of this conflict  is the notion of Gender, which puzzled our ancestors. In the first chapter of Genesis we read that: 'God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them' (2).  Later we learn that God used man's rib to create a woman. She was 'flesh of his flesh', which implies that she too was created in the image of God, male and female. The rib might be regarded as man's bud, or it might not be a rib at all. Genesis was originally  written in Hebrew, where the word rib 'tsela' has several meanings, like 'side'. In Hebrew, an equilateral triangle, has three equal 'tsela' (sides). When God created the woman he may have split the androgyne man along his side 'tsela', creating an androgyne woman.

This disturbing possibility that Adam  might be a primal androgyne led to  profound theological controversies. One notion regards Adam as a spiritual being, an androgyne without a body, while our real ancestor was created later: 'Then the Lord God  formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed onto his nostrils the breath of life' (2). Adam was  male, while Eve became a female. Two opposite sexes, complementary to each other, dominated by the male.


The 'breath of life' which animated the human body  with his soul. Some view soul as divine and eternal. For Aristotle, soul was neither divine nor mortal (3,4). Aristotle's 'Soul' is non other than an ancient version  of the Wisdom of the Body (WOB}(5). An androgyne wisdom operating in an androgyne body. Each gender has all sexual characteristics of both sexes, only in different proportions.  In the growing embryo maleness and femaleness are equally represented. Later, one predominates, while the  other becomes less pronounced. Each gender has two sets of sex organs, one pronounced, and the other less prominent. Like clitoris which is the female counterpart of penis. The blend of the sexual characteristics determines WOB gender .

Sex hormones

Male and female produce the same sex hormones, although in different quantities. The two hormone types are regarded as complementary. Testosterone promotes masculinity, while estrogen diminishes it. What is then the advantage for a male to produce a quasi anti-male hormone? Simply because  sex hormones determine more than just sex characteristics. They are involved in diverse metabolic activities. Testosterone maintains also muscle mass, and promotes blood formation. Female hormones protect against arteriosclerosis, and myocardial infarction.

Each process or structure performs more than one task

These examples illustrate an important  principle that is applied here for understanding  the complexity of the organism: Each process or structure performs more than one task. The  name of a structure indicates only its obvious  task and  does not capture its entire potential.  The importance of estrogen to our health may outweigh its importance as a sex hormone. This may apply also to rudimentary male sex organs in the female.  Some like clitoris play an important role in sex life. Other seem unnecessary. Still, do they have non-sexual tasks?  'Obviously not!', would be the answer of the medical establishment, adding: 'What a ridiculous question to ask!'


Yet such narrow view clouds medical reasoning, like in the case of the appendix (vermiformis). A wormlike intestinal appendage extending from the cecum. A rudimentary intestine that shrunk with time to its present size.  Its poor fate was attributed to a change in diet habits.  As man preferred meat over vegetables he could use a shorter gut, and the redundant intestine 'degenerated' to an appendage.  It becomes  frequently  infected as  appendicitis, and has to be removed  surgically.

In order to prevent appendicitis, surgeons  advised to remove healthy appendixes. Some, routinely removed the appendix when performing other abdominal interventions, like gall bladder  surgery. One day it was discovered that this rudimentary intestine performs important immunological tasks and should not be  needlessly removed. It looks like an intestine, yet  has little to do with food digestion.

Sex chromosomes
How does our androgyny determine our gender? Are the two sexes complementary, or they differ only quantitatively? A male might be somewhat more masculine than feminine.  Medicine prefers sexual dichotomy. After all males are equipped with a y-chromosome, which is missing in females.  The female has two x-chromosomes. In the male  one is replaced with a y-chromosome. The male has a structure which is absent in the female. A hallmark of masculinity. Since both sexes have x-chromosomes, what is the hallmark of femininity? Here we are stuck. In fact, the single x-chromosome of the male makes him feminine. At the outset male may been a female, and only a  loss of one  x-chromosome, together with  the addition of a y-chromosome makes him masculine. True, the  y-chromosome is associated with maleness, yet the association  is  incomplete. Masculinity varies from the shy male with abundant female characteristics, to the full fledged  male. And so does womanliness. Remember the female athletes of East Germany. Apparently gender is a spectrum of sexual characteristics, and we all find our proper place in this continuum. We feel our gender.

Lesbian gender

The gender of a typical male or female is obvious.  But what is the gender of a female who falls in love with another female? Since she  courts her lover like a male, she might be a male. On the other hand, since lacking a  penis she might be a female. After all she will never be able to produce offspring. This dilemma puzzles feminists: which suggest that gender is not simply the biological properties of maleness and femaleness. Masculinity and femininity are also social constructions, shaped by a range of cultural phenomena.

In reality lesbian gender is an integral part of his/her biology. The lesbian lover feels what her/his gender is,  even if she/he cannot express this knowledge  (feeling)  in plain language.  Her/his WOB knows exactly what his/her gender is, and signals it to the mind in various ways. Since WOB controls all processes in the body, it knows the  blend of our maleness and femaleness an acts accordingly. Equipped with the drive of courtship it directs the mind  which love-object to court.

WOB and Mind

As long as WOB fully controls processes in the body it remains silent (5). When its control loosens, it signals the mind  that it needs assistance. Like when losing control of water resources. WOB moves  water  through  organs.  When we lose water, WOB senses that water becomes scarce and organs are in danger. It sends to the mind a signal of thirst which means: 'I can no longer supply enough water to the organs,  go and get me some.' This is also the meaning of  hunger: 'I can no longer supply enough energy to the organs,  go and get me some.' The same applies to love. It is a message of  WOB to the mind that it needs assistance in controlling certain processes . Although we do not know yet what they might be, the love signal indicates that they exist and operate.

WOB has a rich repertoire of messages which are sent to the mind whenever it loses control (6). Each message is associated with some processes operating in  the body. The message  Love, indicates that there are processes in the body the initiate this signal. As long as WOB succeeds controlling them it remains silent (we don't fall in love), Yet when control loosens, WOB sends the mind a signal of  love which means: ' I need an object of love, go and get it'. This is the medical interpretation of falling in love. Why should  medicine bother with this signal? Since it may be asked to assist the WOB when love is broken.

The purpose of love is not to procreate

When WOB directs the mind to court an object, it specifies its gender. Usually it won't be an opposite sex,  since a gender continuum lacks opposites.  The object-of-love indicates the gender of the lover. Love signal, and subsequent courtship  are  not intended to procreate, since WOB lacks any urge to produce offspring. It also is  unaware of death, and does not sense its coming.  It knows only to sustain the life of the organism in which it operates. Courtship satisfies some WOB needs to sustain life. And so do sex organs. From the WOB perspective, sex organs serve WOB needs to sustain life, and not to generate it. Procreation is controlled be another entity, called Gaia (7).

A female fish produces yearly about a million eggs , and on the average, only one will become a fertile adult. This may seem as a waste of resources. To Darwinists  this abundance indicates  fish fitness to survive. The more she produces the fitter is her trait. Both views ignore the possibility that fish eggs may serve more than one task. Their obvious task is to propagate 'selfish genes'.  Yet how do they serve WOB needs? How does egg production  aid  WOB to sustain fish life? Since WOB is unaware of the fact that it takes one million eggs to make an adult fish,  what does it gain  from egg laying, and why is it not satisfied with two eggs/year?  Darwinists might answer that fish produces eggs  as much as it can.


Egg laying   might be viewed as a purgatory mechanism, getting rid of an undesirable agent. Or it may serve a 'nobler' cause, like contributing to a food chain. We all are parts of a super-being called Gaia (7,8). A WOB that controls processes in Nature and sustains (its) life on earth. It controls also procreation. In this context fish eggs serve not only for breeding fish, but also for feeding (breeding) all other participants in a food chain. The entire food chain determines the amount of fish eggs that are produced. 

The same applies to human procreation. We also belong to a particular food chain and contribute to it. Following the fish-egg example we might wonder how much energy we spent in order to produce one offspring.  Think of the energy invested in the many sexual intercourses that we have. What a waste?! Or, might intercourse frequency be a measure of our Darwinian fitness, like egg laying? Again, a sexual intercourse may serve more then just one task.  Besides propagating  'selfish genes',  it may  assist  WOB to sustain our life. Last but not least, all these secretions involved in an sexual intercourse, feed (breed) many live forms in our food chain..


The conflict between WOB and society about the meaning of gender  breeds many modern diseases. Some like paranoia were exposed by Freud,  who claimed that it originates in an individual's repression of homosexual desire. We prefer instead, that paranoia originates in the repression of 'WOB desire' or 'WOB needs'. Paranoia results from the conflict between  WOB and society. The conflict starts when WOB control of processes associated with love loosens and it signals the mind to get it a male love object. At the time of Freud, WOB demand was unacceptable and dangerous, and could not be met.  WOB had to find an alternative solution for the loosening of its control of  love-associated processes, and created paranoia. In this context paranoia is not a disease. It is a solution of a conflict between WOB needs and reality.

Paranoia cannot be cured as such. Neither with psychoanalysis nor with other means that attempt to explain to the patient the nature of his condition. Paranoia might be replaced by another solution which affords  a better quality of life. Since this conflict involves many processes, there might be other ways to help the patient. Which is the major task of the physician in paranoia, or in any disease. To  assist WOB in finding a solution for the conflict  between it and reality. A solution that  improves its quality of life.

Broken bone

In order to clarify what is meant, imagine a patient with a broken leg. If left alone, WOB can heal the  broken bone without any medical assistance. Yet the bone may become deformed, leaving the patient in a wheel chair. This deformed bone is a solution for the problem which WOB faced. It may not be the best, since the patient cannot walk. The task of the physician is to assist the WOB to find another solution which offers a better life quality. He places the broken extremity in a plaster cast, straightens its deformity and the patient can walk again.  The physician  creates  a better solution to WOB  problem.  He does not cure. He merely assists the WOB, since if WOB would fail to join the bone ends, the plaster cast would be of no use.. By the same token, paranoia as described by Freud is like leaving WOB to heal the broken bone by itself. In order to design an efficient  'plaster cast' for paranoia, the physician ought to understand better WOB messages. Only then he may discover a better solution.


In the past, paranoia was incurable, yet today it may be prevented. by urging homosexuals to 'come out'. and by educating the society that love has many facets, all are natural and their characteristics are  determined  by the WOB. Homosexuality discovered new facets of love, and confronted the WOB with new tasks  which it was unprepared to handle. When WOB faces new challenges it has to be trained in order to meet them. . .

It is like engaging in sport. Training is a message to WOB that it has to prepare the body for new tasks. Training has to be gradual, otherwise WOB is overwhelmed and fails. When WOB fails to cope  with our demands, it sends to the mind  messages in form of aches, fatigue, and exhaustion as if saying: ' At this rate I cannot mobilize enough resources to meet your demand '  You stop exercising until WOB ceases complaining, and then continue again. As long as WOB remains silent training may be intensified. If  one ignores WOB complaints, its  messages become 'louder', like pain in a frozen shoulder, or in inflamed tendons.


Many homosexuals who assume a new life style, ignore WOB messages of distress. Instead of training it to support their new life style, they overwhelm it. Unlike in sport WOB lacks 'loud' messages, like pain in the ankle. It weakens and lets opportunistic infections in.

AIDS is first of all a weakened WOB. It involves not only immune deficiency, as it name applies, but many diverse (non-immunological) processes.  At any time WOB and infective agents maintain a delicate balance. A strengthened WOB keeps invaders out, and vice versa. Killing the invader will not cure AIDS since WOB remains weak.  Medicine ought to listen to the WOB. Since homosexual life style may be too demanding for the WOB it ought to be modified until WOB adapts. Particularly in AIDS. There are many ways to assist the WOB to resist AIDS, unfortunately they are  ignored by medicine. 

Medicine ignores also the many patients that live with AIDS in good health. What is their secret, and how do they boost their WOB?

How should we deal with a WOB that sends its love signal to the mind asking it to search for a child as love object?  This  may harm the child  whose WOB is immature. Since this kind love is forbidden WOB  searches for  a solution of  its  conflict, yet in vain, and the pedophile continues its hunt.  Like in paranoia, the task of medicine is to search for other solutions of this conflict.  Yet in order to find them, the physician ought to understand better WOB messages.

Transsexual surgery

This procedure may also be regarded as a modern disease. A male discovers its feminine gender and adopts the distorted view of  society which defines gender by physical characteristics. He then attempts to change his sex surgically, known as sex reassignment. This  procedure  needlessly overwhelms the WOB. When WOB signaled  the mind that it is feminine, it meant feminine with male sex organs.  WOB would never abandon  its male sex organs since they perform important non-sexual tasks.
Queer theory

Gay- Lesbian scholars are well aware of gender variability and the role of society in the misery of the gay-lesbian community. However their attitude is too apologetic. They fail to understand that gender spectrum is the 'real thing', while maleness and femaleness are two of its  many facets. Some suggest that society determines gender, which is false, since only WOB determines it. This shift of emphasis from  gender dichotomy to gender spectrum,  reminds of the transformation that sweeps the exact sciences. The transition from linearity to non-linearity (Chaos, (9)).  Newtonian physics which only yesterday were regarded as the 'real thing', became a single facet in a non-linear continuum.

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2   New English Bible. Oxford University Press 1976

3   Aristotle. On the Soul. Written 350 B.C.E  Translated by J. A. Smith  


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