Will We Become Hostages of a Lone Geneticist?
Question: Imagine that science and technology have reached such a level that a single specialist can independently carry out changes in the genome. Is it possible to trust such a weapon to a specialist doctor, no matter how good he may be?
Answer: I think we certainly cannot trust, and I think we will not reach such a state because nature is intelligent and its upper intelligence will not allow us to do this. So we will have to change ourselves.
Question: Do you believe that there will be such a specialist or specialists who will be like that, just turn a knob…?
Answer: No, they can spin as much as they want. They can think whatever they want about their great capabilities, but they will not succeed.
Question: Do you think they can succeed thanks to genetic engineering? What can be achieved with its help?
Answer: Of course, they will achieve some improvement.
Question: For people to be sick less, suffer less?
Answer: Yes, but to change a person, no way. Because whatever we say about good, evil, love, or hate, it is impossible. This can only be done if a person himself wishes to change. Moreover, he will wish for it finally and irrevocably and will ask for it. And the corresponding forces of nature will produce such a change in him.
Question: So no one interferes except the person who asks to be changed. Does he need to be brought to a state where he asks to be changed?
Answer: Yes, he must conclude that he, himself cannot, but that there is such a possibility in nature.
Question: Why does the conclusion that I cannot take millennia?
Answer: A person wants to do everything himself.
Question: Yes. Look, it is the same with genetic engineering and so on.
We want to do everything by ourselves. By ourselves! Millennia go by while man is trying to change everything itself. Today man is changing nature, destroying ecology as a result, and so on, just to come to this little thought?
Answer: Little?! This is a cardinal revolution within a person when he realizes that he cannot do anything with himself, but he needs to make changes precisely in himself. Then he turns to nature.
Comment: Yes, millions of books have been written, crazy wars have been going on for millennia, confiscations, and so on, just to come to this idea?!
Answer: It is the main, fundamental, basic in all of nature—that we are created egoists and must come to a state where we define ourselves as absolute egoists, that we harm the whole of nature, and if we want to change something, we must change ourselves. That is when there will be a change in the species, genus, humanity, and so on.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/20/23
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