The reputation of Jean-Claude Carrière all of whose works, and in particular the most recent one, Belief, have known immense success. His writing, and his erudition, and the evocative power of his arguments make his essays into unique works.
The recent advances in life sciences have modified our knowledge about the nature of man. Genetic engineering has given us a certain power over his future. Which principles must preside over artificial procreation and organ donation? How far can we allow genetic engineering and medical experimentations to go? What are the moral and ethical barriers of human science?