1. Is it likely that traditional doctors (having been schooled in biology and chemistry) will be replaced my medical physicists in the future? Will the life sciences of today move more and more into physics, meaning that any healthcare professional will need to have fundamental training in physics? 2. To me it seems like the medications we have today are often very ineffective, and come with a wide range of unwanted side effects. Taking a reductionist view I guess there is hope that more effective treatments will be developed once we understand biology on a more fundamental level, by means of physical and mathematical models. Or could the human organism be too complex a system to be understood on this fundamental level? Paul Davies, among others, seems to think so (he is often writing about the dangers of reductionism in biological system, and emergent properties that might not be reducible to physics). It would be very nice to hear your views on these topics. Also, feel free to post any links that might be relevant. Thanks!