Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

 

Book Review shared by Azeem Farooki

 

A book titled

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe “, published in the USA, has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Robert Lanza has no doubts that this is possible

Beyond time and space Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species. But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. This explosive mixture has given birth to the new theory of biocentrism, which the professor has been preaching ever since. The theory implies that death simply does not exist. It is an illusion which arises in the minds of people. It exists because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. That fits well with the basic postulates of quantum mechanics science, according to which a certain particle can be present anywhere and an event can happen according to several, sometimes countless, ways. Lanza believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously. These universes contain multiple ways for possible scenarios to occur. In one universe, the body can be dead. And in another it continues to exist, absorbing consciousness which migrated into this universe. This means that a dead person while traveling through the same tunnel ends up not in hell or in heaven, but in a similar world he or she once inhabited, but this time alive. And so on, infinitely. Multiple worlds This hope-instilling, but extremely controversial theory by Lanza has many unwitting supporters, not just mere mortals who want to live forever, but also some well-known scientists. These are the physicists and astrophysicists who tend to agree with existence of parallel worlds and who suggest the possibility of multiple universes. Multiverse (multi-universe) is a so-called scientific concept, which they defend. They believe that no physical laws exist which would prohibit the existence of parallel worlds. The first one was a science fiction writer H.G. Wells who proclaimed in 1895 in his story “The Door in the Wall”. And after 62 years, this idea was developed by Hugh Everett in his graduate thesis at the Princeton University. It basically posits that at any given moment the universe divides into countless similar instances. And the next moment, these “newborn” universes split in a similar fashion. In some of these worlds you may be present: reading this article in one universe, or watching TV in another. The triggering factor for these multiplying worlds is our actions, explained Everett. If we make some choices, instantly one universe splits into two with different versions of outcomes. In the 1980s, Andrei Linde, scientist from the Lebedev’s Institute of physics, developed the theory of multiple universes. He is now a professor at Stanford University.

Linde explained: Space consists of many inflating spheres, which give rise to similar spheres, and those, in turn, produce spheres in even greater numbers, and so on to infinity. In the universe, they are spaced apart. They are not aware of each other’s existence. But they represent parts of the same physical universe. The fact that our universe is not alone is supported by data received from the Planck space telescope. Using the data, scientists have created the most accurate map of the microwave background, the so-called cosmic relic background radiation, which has remained since the inception of our universe. They also found that the universe has a lot of dark recesses represented by some holes and extensive gaps. Theoretical physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton from the North Carolina University with her colleagues argue: the anomalies of the microwave background exist due to the fact that our universe is influenced by other universes existing nearby. And holes and gaps are a direct result of attacks on us by neighboring universes. Soul quanta So, there is abundance of places or other universes where our soul could migrate after death, according to the theory of neo-biocentrism. But does the soul exist? Professor Stuart Hameroff from the University of Arizona has no doubts about the existence of eternal soul. As recently as last year, he announced that he has found evidence that consciousness does not perish after death. According to Hameroff, the human brain is the perfect quantum computer and the soul or consciousness is simply information stored at the quantum level. It can be transferred, following the death of the body; quantum information represented by consciousness merges with our universe and exist there indefinitely. The biocentrism expert Lanza proves that the soul migrates to another universe. That is the main difference from his other colleagues. Sir Roger Penrose, a famous British physicist and expert in mathematics from Oxford, supports this theory, and he has also found traces of contact with other universes. Together, the scientists are developing quantum theory to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. They believe that they found carriers of consciousness, the elements that accumulate information during life, and after death of the body they “drain” consciousness somewhere else. These elements are located inside protein-based microtubules (neuronal microtubules), which previously have been attributed a simple role of reinforcement and transport channeling inside a living cell. Based on their structure, microtubules are best suited to function ascarriers of quantum properties inside the brain. That is mainly because they are able to retain quantum states for a long time, meaning they can function as elements of a quantum computer.

Anna LeMind writes science, psychology, self improvement and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics concerning consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind’s potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

Source: Learning Mind

 

Azeem Farooki

 

3 thoughts on “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

  1. The following comment is written by Alan Boyle Science Editor NBC NEWS
    on the book Biocentrism by Robert Lanza

    Our consciousness plays a key role in how we perceive space and
    time, biomedical researcher Robert Lanza says in “Biocentrism.”
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    Biomedical researcher Robert Lanza has been on the frontier of cloning and stem cell studies for more than a decade, so he’s well-acclimated to controversy. But his book “Biocentrism” is generating controversy on a different plane by arguing that our consciousness plays a central role in creating the cosmos.
    “By treating space and time as physical things, science picks a completely wrong starting point for understanding the world,” Lanza declares.
    Any claim that space and time aren’t cold, hard, physical things has to raise an eyebrow. Some of the reactions to Lanza’s ideas, first set forth two years ago in an essay for The American Scholar, brand them as “pseudo-scientific philosophical claptrap” or “no better than any religion.”
    Lanza admits that the reviews haven’t all been glowing, particularly among some physicists. “Their response has been much how you’d expect priests to respond to stem cell research,” he told me Monday.
    Other physicists, however, point out that Lanza’s view is fully in line with the perspective from quantum mechanics that the observer plays a huge role in how reality is observed.
    “So what Lanza says in this book is not new,” Richard Conn Henry, a physics and astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University, said in a book review. “Then why does Robert have to say it at all? It is because we, the physicists, do not say it – or if we do say it, we only whisper it, and in private – furiously blushing as we mouth the words. True, yes; politically correct, hell no!”
    The weird twists in our view of the cosmos are hinted at in the scientific speculation over quantum teleportation, experiments in reverse-time causation, the idea that time has no independent existence, and physicist Stephen Hawkings’ suggestion that the universe as we know it is generated through quantum interference involving all possible universes.
    Lanza and his co-author, astronomer/columnist Bob Berman, try to assemble all those weird little twists into a larger theory. Rather than laying out the big picture here, I’ll let them do it in an exclusive online abridgment:
    CLICK HERE TO SAMPLE ‘BIOCENTRISM’
    The authors contend that their view of the cosmos can help resolve all the head-scratching over unifying the fundamental forces, or coming up with a “theory of everything” that covers the submicroscopic world of quantum effects as well as the grand workings of gravity.
    There are potential pitfalls, of course. If you merely accept that reality works the way it does because that’s how our senses and neurons are structured to perceive it, you could run the risk of shrugging off the search for deeper, truer descriptions of that reality.
    One route would be to write off the still-mysterious aspects of our universe (e.g., what dark energy is, or how consciousness arises) as an expression of the anthropic principle. In effect, you’re saying, “It’s that way just because if it weren’t, we wouldn’t be here to observe it.” Another route would be embracing intelligent design (“God did it”).

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    The following sentence in this comment needs special attention:

    Some of the reactions to Lanza’s ideas, first set forth two years ago in an essay for The American Scholar, brand them as “pseudo-scientific philosophical claptrap” or “no better than any religion.”

  2. So we assemble and disassemble in a continuous process. The question that arises is that the protein micro tubules that act as the transmitter recreate the same level of consciousness. Or what we are in one form cannot be exactly duplicated. Our matter can reconstitute into parallel universes under the laws of quantum physics but the entities may differ in their conscious states. Would we be able to recognize our parallels if we were to encounter them.

  3. It is amazing how people exploit the ignorance/lack of knowledge. Since its really hard to grasp the Quantum Physics it makes it easy to add fantasy to this new idea which is still shaping up. I have heard people declaring this whole life, our surroundings, this universe as only illusion based on the thought experiment of Erwin Schrodinger’s cat in the box and now the author of this book says death is an illusion too. I have had with illusions – this life is no illusion for me and death certainly is not one of my illusions either. If consciousness is not related to our brain physically or, to rephrase it, if it is not the product of our brain, then how come I never see any glimpse of places where my consciousness wanders when I am asleep. If consciousness was such a “traveler” and “wanderer” but never even slightest degree different upon waking up then all the universes it pops in and out of must be one hundred percent same. The idea this whole concept is based upon is scientist’s contemplation of “Entangled Particle” which is just a theory, like many theories, waiting to be confirmed or debunked. Deepak Chopra,, a person called charlatan by most people, also ran away with this concept and making money by lectures telling how there is another person synchronized to every person somewhere in the universe based upon entangled particles – I am guessing lonely people or those with failed relationships must be buying into this possibility.
    People who believe in ghosts or in spirits and afterlife are by far in majority in this world and it is not hard to calculate how much money can be made with such a fantasy in the disguise of science – after all no one can disprove God either, so why not stick with this “science” too!!
    Author seems to be confusing consciousness with computer memory, which can now be saved on iCloud and down loaded on to a new computer or cell phone or iPad etc. I can not take this book differently from “The Time Traveler’s Wife” or from the movie “Back to the future”.

    Babar

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