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Vitalism is a hypothesis that holds all life is possessed of an unseen spark, a vital principle, that distinguishes it from simple mechanistic reaction, and holds that reductionist theories positing that life can be explained by study of physics and chemistry alone are fundamentally flawed. This basic idea of vitalism is present the Western traditions, associated with the four temperaments and humours (and, later, élan vital, odyle, and a host of other theoretical energy forms), and the Eastern traditions of India and China, associated with qi and prana.

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