Reproduction Is An Illusion

By Leo Gura - January 15, 2020 | 6 Comments

What if biological reproduction was an fiction?

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Yvonne says:

Hi Leo

I think it may be easier for men to feel fine about not reproducing and instead finding fulfillment in their work or life purpose. I also don’t believe women have children just because it’s expected of them; there is a biological urge too, although in today’s fast paced world many women do not notice it until it’s too late.

I remember reading something Joseph Campbell said about women who had never had children still being fulfilled if they had some highly creative aspect to their life, such as being involved in the Arts in some way. I believe he and his wife were childless and that she was a dancer perhaps. This is of course what you are saying in your video but – whether or not reproduction is an illusion – I think the reality is that the population of this planet will continue to grow

Hope you have a good break and look forward to watching more videos.

Spenser says:

I do not think your suggestions of ‘the human race being symbolically pure children, or anything is our child’ gets at the cusp of the reason people want to have their own biological children as described by terror management theory.

Antinatalist arguments show pretty conclusively all reproduction is morally bad and fundamentally selfish.

People want to have their own children because the child having half your Gene’s is the strongest possible representation of your immortality (in an abstract but also real sense) as you have some of the strongest possible ability to make it like you and the raising of which is also the strongest possible daily reminder of immortality and therefore the best at managing your terror of mortality. Which of course isn’t enough as is and is why we care about so many performative & result driven actions on the world around us especially as it relates to our legacy.

Henry says:

There are further scientific aspects to this issue:

— Within the homo sapiens species, genes match approximately 99,7 per cent, regardless of origin, skin colour etc. (What a powerful piece of knowledge to counter any racist with!)
— Our genes contain not enough information to actually be a specific step-by-step instruction for “building” a full human body. Indeed, many much less complex species contain several times more genetic (DNA) information than humans.
— Which gene is expressed, and to which degree, is determined largely by the epigenome, which is essentially an additional layer of complexity.

Especially the latter, the epigenome, is highly interesting: which genes are “switched” on or off, or expressed to which degree, depends to a large degree on our habits, our learning, our patterns of thinking.

So regardless of our genetic makeup, we are fully responsible for the version of ourselves which we choose to shape, mould, and show up as.

This is empowering to a fault, and leaves little to no space for any “victim consciousness” regarding our genetic heritage.

On a related note, Leo: I can hardly overstate how much all aspects of my life have improved since I have chosen to take full, complete responsibility for all I think, do, how I respond, and for my habits, for the course of my professional life, for my emotions… This is no exception.

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Tacos says:

I got knocked up on psychedellics. it wasn’t planned. I saw a tiny blue light entering my “body” several days after coitus. It was selfless. I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of well being….and realized I was in communion with the divine whole. It was a deeply mystical moment.. I found out 3weeks later that I was with child. Lineage is interesting. I was doing a lot of internal alchemy at the time…and had have had enlightening experiences relating to that as well.

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