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Forward by failure: science, medicine, and you | Kevin Jones | TEDxSaltLakeCity

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Have you heard this before? "A recent research study proved that..." Cancer surgeon Kevin Jones is here in this TEDxSaltLakeCity Talk to argue that science has never proven anything. In this surprisingly entertaining talk, Kevin reveals a highly overlooked (and sometimes intentionally hidden) detail that might dissolve everything you think you know about Western medicine.

Kevin B. Jones is a surgeon and scientist in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. He performs surgeries to remove cancers of the bone and flesh (called sarcomas) and rebuild limbs in both children and adults.
In the clinical care he provides and in life, Kevin focuses on the somewhat parallel concept of the power of human agency, or the capacity to make choices and mold future events. Critically impactful on the agency every person applies to any moment of decision is the story, or conceptualized sequence of events that brought the individual to that moment. Clarity, honesty, and humility gain paramount importance in the evaluation of stories leading up to decisions in life, as well as the stories proceeding from decision-points in science.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx