Ideas and human choices.

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"Ideas are not responsible for what men make of them."

Werner Karl Heisenberg


Heisenberg was a scientist who could well defend these words that are attributed to him, he was a physicist, during the 20th century, in the middle of World War II, the Third Reich placed him in charge of the development of a matter annihilation device, which we would understand as an Atomic Bomb.

It was never possible to build this weapon, it was speculated that it was inexperience and that the scientific level of the Axis scientists was lower than that of the Allies. But, at the end of the war on the European front, while he and other comrades were prisoners, they learned of the detonation of the atomic bombs on Japan and in just under two days he completed the calculations to establish the critical mass and characteristics of the bomb, implying that he could have done it from the beginning, but chose never to seriously work on the project to prevent the Nazis from having that weapon in their arsenal.

It is understood then that although he had the idea of ​​how to do the work, he chose not to create something so powerful and dangerous. Knowledge is available to anyone, anyone who is dedicated can master it enough to do amazing things. In all cases, these knowledge can be considered intellectual tools, they do not have their own motivation, so they have no will and they cannot be blamed or responsible for human decisions.

So, it is not the tool, it is not the idea, it is the will that decides the good or the evil that we do as humans.



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Hello friend, certainly only we are responsible for our actions and decisions, is a point that many people do not understand. Thank you for sharing. Greetings!

Thanks for the comment!

Taking responsibility is a scary thing for a lot of people, so the most common is that they defend themselves by saying, "It's not my fault!" or "That was not my responsibility"