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Under the pressure of the events that agitate Europe, Asia, and America, our mental attitude has progressively changed. We are beginning to understand the meaning of the crisis. We know that it does not consist simply in the cyclic recurrence of economic disorders. That neither prosperity nor war will solve the problems of modern society.

Like sheep at the approach of a storm, civilized humanity vaguely feels the presence of danger. And we are driven by anxiety toward the ideas that deal with the mystery of our ills. This book originated from the observation of a simple fact - the high development of the sciences of inanimate matter, and our ignorance of life.

Mechanics, chemistry, and physics have progressed much more rapidly than physiology, psychology, and sociology. Man has gained the mastery of the material world before knowing himself. Thus, modern society has been built at random, according to the chance of scientific discoveries and to the fancy of ideologies, without regard for the laws of our body and soul.

We have been the victims of a disastrous illusion - the illusion of our ability to emancipate ourselves from natural laws.

We have forgotten that nature never forgives. In order to endure, society, as well as individuals, should conform to the laws of life. They have been fascinated by the beauty of the sciences of inert matter.

They have not understood that their body and consciousness are subjected to natural laws, more obscure than, but as inexorable as, the laws of the sidereal world.

Neither have they understood that they cannot transgress these laws without being punished. They must, therefore, learn the necessary relations of the cosmic universe, of their fellow men, and of their inner selves, and also those of their tissues and their mind.

Indeed, man stands above all things. Should he degenerate, the beauty of civilization, and even the grandeur of the physical universe, would vanish.

Humanity's attention must turn from the machines of the world of inanimate matter to the body and the soul of man, to the organic and mental processes which have created the machines and the universe of Newton and Einstein.

And he [Carrel] suggests that this state of affairs should be accentuated through appropriate measures, so as to correlate social and biological inequalities more precisely. Society would then be directed by a hereditary aristocracy composed of descendants from the Crusaders, the heroes of the Revolution, the great criminals, the financial and industrial magnates" p.

Carrel proposed that: We must single out the children who are endowed with high potentialities, and develop them as completely as possible. And in this manner give to the nation a non-hereditary aristocracy.

Such children may be found in all classes of society, although distinguished men appear more frequently in distinguished families than in others. The descendants of the founders of American civilization may still possess the ancestral qualities.

These qualities are generally hidden under the cloak of degeneration. But this degeneration is often superficial.

It comes chiefly from education, idleness, lack of responsibility and moral discipline. The sons of very rich men, like those of criminals, should be removed while still infants from their natural surroundings. Thus separated from their family, they could manifest their hereditary strength.

In the aristocratic families of Europe there are also individuals of great vitality. The issue of the Crusaders is by no means extinct.

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The laws of genetics indicate the probability that the legendary audacity and love of adventure can appear again in the lineage of the feudal lords. It is possible also that the offspring of the great criminals who had imagination, courage, and judgment, of the heroes of the French or Russian Revolutions, of the high-handed business men who live among us, might be excellent building stones for an enterprising minority.

As we know, criminality is not hereditary if not united with feeble-mindedness or other mental or cerebral defects. High potentialities are rarely encountered in the sons of honest, intelligent, hard-working men who have had ill luck in their careers, who have failed in business or have muddled along all their lives in inferior positions.

Or among peasants living on the same spot for centuries. However, from such people sometimes spring artists, poets, adventurers, saints.

The Man The Unknown by NOBEL PRIZE WINNER Dr. Alexis Carrel

A brilliantly gifted and well-known New York family came from peasants who cultivated their farm in the south of France from the time of Charlemagne to that of Napoleon. His endorsement of this idea began in the mids, prior to the Nazi implementation of such practices in Germany.

In the German introduction of his book, at the publisher's request, he added the following praise of the Nazi regime which did not appear in the editions in other languages: " t he German government has taken energetic measures against the propagation of the defective, the mentally diseased, and the criminal.

The ideal solution would be the suppression of each of these individuals as soon as he has proven himself to be dangerous. Those who have murdered, robbed while armed with automatic pistol or machine gun, kidnapped children, despoiled the poor of their savings, misled the public in important matters, should be humanely and economically disposed of in small euthanasic institutions supplied with proper gasses.

A similar treatment could be advantageously applied to the insane, guilty of criminal acts.The father and the mother contribute in equal proportions to the formation of the nucleus of the ovum, which engenders every cell of the new organism.

As already pointed out, gigantic sums are now required to maintain prisons and insane asylums, and protect the public against gangsters and lunatics. Consciousness responds to the enmity of the environment by an effort directed against it. In many American universities, re- search laboratories, destined to further the progress of physiology, immunology, chemistry, etc. When bacteriology sprang from Pas- teur's brain, the Pasteur Institute was created in Paris by national subscription.

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