Re: Ki-Aikido or Taiji - effectiveness in developing Qi?
Methodologies such as meditation, breathing exercises and the like would indirectly benefit a brain surgeon as it could increase his ability to control his focus, dexterity etc. I think most reasonable people could see a benefit to doing things that are not directly associated with the actual technical act of surgery.
A good brain surgeon may also be very adept at using chop sticks as well as he as developed a superior command of his CNS and muscles, dexterity etc as a side benefit of his practice.
However it would not follow that someone that meditated and did breathing exercises would know the first thing about brain surgery.
Certainly a meditation practice would be additive to his abilities, but absence of it does not necessarily imply less skill as a surgeon.
Good example Don.