A decision made in ignorance or
with knowledge…that’s the question! (Part 1)

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Translator: Régine Paradis
Rachel Bluteau,
Columnist for the Raelian Movement

Once the decision to do as others do is made, we start by living less.” – Alcyone

Science, for some time now, seems to have been abused. In the current context, we are being imposed truths that are either without scientific basis, or based on botched studies or that are apparently well documented. It is very difficult to make sense of them since they are reported by scientists. Beyond the conflict of interest in which these scientists may be involved, the fact remains that we are faced with a challenge: to what do we attach a truth value?

What is the challenge for us?

The challenge is to make good use of scientific advances for oneself, whether it is a technology or a therapeutic intervention. Simple and at the same time complicated.

This implies that we have a role to play in implementing these advances as they impact our lives.

What is this role?

Our role is to understand and not to believe. “Do not believe anymore, but understand and use your brain.” – Rael 1

Gone are the days when we had only our faith in the speech issued by the authority to make a decision. “To believe is a thing of the past.” – Rael 2

Now, making a decision, which is meant to be free and informed, means that we have to do our own research or at least question those who want our best.

To make your own decision, you have to go and get your own information… as soon as you are in the psychological state of taking responsibility for your own actions, everything follows: free information follows, you have put yourself in the state that my actions belong to me… even if everyone else is doing it, I’m the one who will have to take responsibility for that act.” – Idriss Aberkane 3

It is essential to understand the interplay that exists between the individual presenting the technology or therapeutic intervention and us. This individual is most often recognized as the authority on the subject. Our ignorance of it provides the opportunity for the individual to have an upper hand over us. This ascendancy can be demonstrated by using fear to make us accept what is presented to us and thus annihilate ourselves. It can be demonstrated by preventing us from taking a risk of experiencing this or that and therefore formatting us to fit a mold. It can manipulate by bringing only favorable arguments and so avoid informing us properly about the overall picture.

If scientific advances have an impact on our lives, we have the right to know what we are getting into. Yes or no?


How new scientific discoveries should be applied (or not)… Each of us has a responsibility and a duty to help make these decisions. And none of this can be done out of ignorance or prejudice, but only out of understanding and wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov 4

As Rabelais said, “Science without conscience is the ruin of the soul.” And why is being conscious so important? Because… “Our own consciousness makes the master decision of what is beautiful and what deserves to penetrate into our brain.” – Rael 5

What is the link between consciousness and knowledge? Well, the word consciousness etymologically derives from the Latin conscienta, which is itself composed of the prefix con (“with”) and scientia (“knowledge”).

The killer question?

How do we, who are ignorant of the subject, go about making conscious decisions?

To find out, let’s refer to the following article (part 2).

1 Words of Maitreya – 42 years of awakening from A to Z Maitreyas-words-70-a.H.-EN, p. 92

2 Words of Maitreya – 42 years of awakening from A to Z Maitreyas-words-70-a.H.-EN, p. 92

3 (In French only) Manipulation des masses et fabrication du consentement (Manipulation of the masses and making of consent), approx. 39 min.

4 (In French only) Entretien posthume avec Isaac Asimov (Posthumous interview with Isaac Asimov), 

5 Words of Maitreya – 42 years of awakening from A to Z Maitreyas-words-70-a.H.-EN, p. 13