Dr. Singh. The French scientist Dr. J. Monod got the Nobel Prize in 1965. He says that everything started by chance—that by chance certain chemicals combined and formed the basic molecules.
Srila Prabhupäda. But where did the chemicals come from?
Dr. Singh. According to him, they were created simply by chance, and when the necessity arose, molecules of the chemicals reoriented themselves.
Srila Prabhupäda. If everything was happening by chance, how can there be necessity? How can he speak of chance and necessity in the same breath? It is nonsense. If everything is directed by chance, why do people send their children to school? Why not let them grow up by chance? Suppose I break a law. If I say, “Well, it just happened by chance,” will I be excused?
Dr. Singh. So, is crime caused by ignorance?
Srila Prabhupäda. Yes. That is the cause: my ignorance.
Student. It would certainly be stupid to say that a beautiful instrument like a violin was made by chance.
Srila Prabhupäda. Yes. It is most regrettable that such a rascal can get recognition. He is talking foolishness and getting recognition.