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A Resource On Frithjof Schuon's Life & Teachings
Extract from a letter from Frithjof Schuon of 31 August 1972

You ask me why I wrote in my latest book that modern man “does this by means of his machines and serums”—why I speak specifically of serums and not chemical products in general. I wrote “serums” to be more concrete or imaginative, but in fact it is serums that are responsible for the overpopulation of the earth, and the rest of chemical production is more or less the consequence of this calamity. People seek to increase food production tenfold or a hundredfold— thanks to chemical products—and they do this precisely in order to forestall the dangers resulting from overpopulation. I could have spoken of mechanical constructions and chemical products or of technology and science, but I preferred to stay with two concrete images: machines and serums.

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