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The Nature of the Problem of Immunity and its Solution
  • Paul Ola
Paul Ola
Institute of Theoretical Biology and Medicine
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Tens of millions of our own kind are killed by diseases in spite of the laudable effort of our healthcare teams every single year that the problem of immunity remains unsolved. But this problem is not longstanding because of the complexity of the nature of immunity but rather because we have been trying to obtain the knowledge we require to solve problems from theories that are logically deduced from observations when such knowledge can only be obtained from theories that are obtained with a method that requires reality to be illustrated and deductions to be made only for the purpose of knowing whether or not we have obtained the knowledge we seek from the results of our illustrations through the agreement or disagreement between facts and the consequences we have deduced from such results. The most influential among the theories of immunity is that which Ilya Mechnikov logically deduced from inflammatory phenomena in which phagocytosing cells that envelope and store foreign entities are brought to sites of cell death even in the absence of pathogens. This theory of immunity aimed to find proof for the logical deduction in which Pasteur and co-workers proposed the mechanism by which