The Vital Principle – Organic and Inorganic Beings / Question #60

#60 Is the force which unites the elements of matter in organic and inorganic bodies the same ?

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“Yes; the law of attraction is the same for all.”

Whether elements around us are organic or not, we still ALL answer to the law of attraction, the Natural Laws of the Universe apply to everything.

But what exactly are the differences between the organic and inorganic bodies ?

Let’s take a look at the author’s comment.
Organic beings are those which have in themselves a source of activity that produces the phenomena of life. They are born, grow, reproduce their own species, and die. They are provided with organs specially adapted to the accomplishment of the different acts of their life, to the satisfaction of their needs, and to their preservation. They include men, animals, and plants.
Inorganic beings are those which possess neither vitality nor the power of spontaneous movement, and are formed by the mere aggregation of matter; as minerals, water, air etc…

Now we know that organic and inorganic elements are, and that Universal Laws apply on all of them. And this will be useful to all the questions of this new chapter IV, The Vital Principle.

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Creation – Plurality of Worlds / Question #58

#58 Are the planets furthest removed from the sun stinted in light and heat, the sun only appeared to them of the size of one of the fixed stars ?

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“Do you suppose that there are no other sources of light and heat than the sun? And do you count for nothing the action of electricity which, in certain worlds, plays a very much more important part than in your earth? Besides, how do you know that the beings of those worlds see in the same manners as you do, and with the aid of organs such as yours?”

Living beings are always living through a material body adapted to their environment. So there might indeed be many globes far away from a sun, and so, very low light and heat; we, humans from Earth, could not survive. Unless electricity is everywhere; that is why the Spirit here brings up the electricity. hundreds of year ago the electricity did not exist on Earth yet. Still, we lived, now we use it for everything and we even get it from natural sources and store it for later! When the Spirit says “electricity plays a very much more important part than in your earth”, it was about 150 years ago, now electricity is used differently, we might be a world he was referring to, a world where electricity is much more important part than Earth some time ago.

Also, not all living beings have exactly the same organs as us, we do have 2 eyes, maybe all humanoids have eyes as well indeed, as we were talking about in the previous questions. But even on Earth there are some living beings which do not need eyes; it depends on their environment. In deep water areas for example, the sun light and heat don’t reach fishes there, they don’t need eyes because there  is nothing to see, nothing to see as we see. But many things to see in another way; just like bat see with their ultra sound system.

The comment of the author:
The condition of existence for the beings who inhabit the various worlds must be supposed to be appropriate to the sphere in which they are destined to live. If we had never seen fishes, we should be at a loss to understand how any living beings could exist in the sea. So in regard to all the other worlds, which doubtless contain elements that are unknown to us. In our own earth, are not the long polar nights illumined by the electrical displays of the aurora arboreal? Is it impossible that, in certain worlds, electricity may be more abundant than in ours, and may sub-serve, in its general economy, various important uses not imaginable by us? and may not those worlds contain in themselves the sources of the heat and light required by their inhabitants?

“Is it impossible that, in certain worlds, electricity may be more abundant than in ours, and may sub-serve, in its general economy, various important uses not imaginable by us”…. YET ?

We evolve and discover new things that make the old Earth a totally different world, that is what allow higher spirits to incarnate on Earth compared to a previous time. And this evolution is not stopping, each discovery is an evolution for Humanity, and so, for Spirits incarnating in this globe.

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Creation – Plurality of Worlds / Question #57

#57 The physical constitution of the various worlds not being the same for all does it follow that the beings who inhabit them have different organizations ?

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“Undoubtedly it does; just as, in your world, fishes are organized for living in the water, and birds for living in the air.”

Everything follow the Natural Laws established by the First Cause, the Universe; so it is logical that living beings and non-organic elements such as stones, plants follow those Natural Laws, just like ALL other planets, and so, living beings peopling these planets.

The human race on Earth are made of what we are, so according to this answer, other humanoids on other planets are similar are us.

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Creation – Plurality of Worlds / Question #56

#56 Is the physical constitution of all globes the same ?

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“No; they do not at all resemble one another.”

Do human beings on Earth are the same of another peopled planet? Surely not, we are what we are thanks to, firstly, the organic seeds we come from, human seeds; but also thanks to the evolution of our body throughout the generations that lived on Earth and made us, what we are now. Also on Earth already we don’t even look like each other in term of physical aspects, but we indeed all have 2 legs, 2 arms, 1 head, 2 eyes etc…

Other humanoids in globes have another reason not to be like us, the environment is very different, even regarding the rates of oxygen and other elements that keep us alive. Change 1% of our environment and we would be totally different.

Differences in Humanity make it interesting and, yes, great; now isn’t Humanity the totality of humanoids in all the globes of the universe? Then it is even greater.

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Creation – Plurality of Worlds / Question #55

#55 Are all the globes that resolve in space inhabited ?

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“Yes; and the people of earth are far from being, as you suppose, the first in intelligence, goodness, and general development. There are many men having a high opinion of themselves who even imagine that your little globe alone, of all the countless myriads of globes around you, has the privilege of being inhabited by reasoning beings. They fancy that God has created the universe only for them. Insensate vanity!”

Well, we can say that this Spirit enjoyed that question to crush down humans’ opinions in which man on earth is the only living being of the universe. But we can’t blame this Spirit; this reasoning is indeed “insensate vanity” as it is said.

We must remind ourselves that this book has been written in the middle of the XIX century, maybe at that time much less people thought we were the “only ones”. Nowadays, it is much more commonsense to think that we are not alone; even though science has not brought up concrete evidence yet, we still know that the universe is full of planets like Earth and it is not surprising to think that they are peopled.

Also, we would like to take a moment to comment the very first word to that question. “Are ALL the globes that revolve in space INHABITED?”, “YES”. All of them, according to this Spirit. Before commenting about the answer itself, we would like to precise that we, people, are before everything, Spirits as well; we are Spirits, we don’t know everything, Spirits don’t know everything, and we follow Allan Kardec’s thoughts by saying this. Remember, at the beginning of the book in the introduction, it is said that they tried to gather answers from Superior Spirits; those who are wise and have a deep knowledge of the Natural Laws of the Universe, because some are still ignorant, still just want to prank humans etc… So, and this is only a logical supposition, maybe we can think that this Spirit got angry at men who do think they are alone in the Universe, and so, through his answer where he crushes down those people, he just answered a big YES. Remember that Spirits are us, but without their material flesh, emotions are even bigger for those who did not reach a high level yet.

Or he can be just right, but then NASA saw nothing on Mars yet, or hid it from people; same for other planets. By answering YES to this question, it means ANY planet is peopled; hard to believe this. But the question is “inhabited”, by any kind of living being; including micro-biologically, then this Spirit is telling us that YES, there are living beings, at any size, in ALL planets of the universe. And also, does it include the “organic seeds” we have talked about in the Production of Living Beings sub-chapter.

Here is the comment of the author:
Chemistry shows us the molecules of inorganic bodies uniting to produce crystals of regular forms that are invariable for each species, as soon as those molecules find themselves in the conditions necessary to their combination. The slightest disturbance of those conditions suffices to prevent the union of the material elements, or, at least, to prevent the regular arrangement of the latter which constitutes the crystal. Why should not the same action take place among the organic elements? We preserve for years the seeds of plants and of animals, which are only vivified at a certain temperature and under certain conditions: grains of wheat have been seen to germinate after the lapse of centuries. There is then in seeds a latent principle of Vitality, which only awaits the concourse of favorable circumstances to develop itself. May not that which takes place under our eyes every day have also taken place at the origin of the globe? Does this view of the formation of living beings brought forth out of chaos by the action of the forces of nature itself detract in any way from the glory of God? So far from doing this, the view of creation thus presented to us is more consonant than any other with our sense of the vastness of His power exerting its way over all the worlds of infinity through the action of universal laws. This theory, it is true, does not solve the problem of the origin of the vital elements, but nature has mysteries which it is as yet impossible for us to explain.

The author emphasizes on the natural seeds, but ended up saying we just can’t know; nature has its mystery.

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Creation – Diversity of Human Races / Question #54

#54 If the human species do not all proceed from the same progenitor, should they, on that account, cease to regard one another as brothers ?

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“All men are brothers in virtue of their common relation to the Creator, because they are animated by the same spirit, and tend towards the same goal. The human mind is always prone to attach too literal a meaning to statements which are necessarily imperfect and incomplete.”

This is again an issue of vocabulary. All human beings are brothers because they all come from the same source, the First Cause; this unlimited source of Energy, the Universe. But we are not all brothers because, in this World, we are alive through this body, which has been created by two people, one male and one female. In this plan, the human physical plan, we are not all brothers; in the spiritual plan, we are. Because we have the same parent: the Universe.

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Creation – Diversity of Human Races / Question #53

#53 Did the human race come into existence on various points of the globe ?

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“Yes, and at various epochs; and this is one of the causes of the diversity of human races. The people of the primitive periods, being dispersed abroad in different climates, and forming alliances with those of other countries than their own, gave rise perpetually to new types of humanity.”

 – Do these differences constitute distinct species ?

“Certainly not. All of them constitute but a single family. Do the differences between the varieties of the same fruit prevent their all belonging to the same species.”

Humans came on Earth through organic “seeds” that started to evolve when the right environment showed up, and at various place of Earth, not just one spot, and not just one “D day”. They then traveled, mixed, formed alliances etc… This is one of the key to such a huge diversity we have on Earth.

But at the end, this is the same Humanity family, different members, but constituting a single family.

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Creation – Diversity of Human Races / Question #52

#52 What is the cause of the physical and moral differences that distinguish the various races of men upon the earth ?

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“Climate, modes of life, and social habits. The same differences would produced in the case of two children of the same mother, if brought up far from one another, and surrounded by different influences and conditions; for the children thus diversely brought up would present n moral resemblance to each other.”

Humans started to evolve from the time the environment on Earth allowed it, enough water, oxygen, food etc… But the environment on Earth, despite having the same elements everywhere, is still different in term of details such as temperature, type of food etc… So physically, they do have the same elements, but details are different. Just like the environment that allowed organic human seeds to evolve is global, but different in details. They are different in moral based on the believes, systems dogmas etc. brought up by men along their development.

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Creation – Peopling of the Earth-Adam / Question #51

#51 Is it possible to know at what period Adam lived ?

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“About the period which you assign to him. that is to say, about 4.000 years before Christ.”

What is Adam exactly? The very first man on Earth? The very first man of human beings currently peopling the Earth? The previous questions and answer taught us that there is no one single Adam since many humans grew up simultaneously through the organic seeds.

Let’s quickly give the scientific dates of humanity. the ancestors of all humans on Earth now, first appeared about 200.000 years ago, the homo sapiens. The first human-like beings first appeared 3.2 millions years ago.

We don’t know exactly where this 4.000 years before Christ come from, Christian belief maybe?

Let’s see what the author has to say:
The man of whom, under the name of Adam, tradition has preserved the memory, was one of those who, in some one of the countries of the globe, survived on of the great cataclycmc which at various epochs have changed its surface, and who became the founder of one of the races that people the earth at the present day. The laws of nature render it impossible that the amount of progress which we know to have been accomplished by the human race of our planet long before the time of Christ could have been accomplished so rapidly as mush have been the case. If it had only been in existence upon the globe since the period assigned as the date of Adam. The opinion most consonant with reason is that which regards the story of Adam as a myth, or as an allegory personifying the earliest ages of the world.

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