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   This is a post for which this website was made…

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   If our primary goal, as Christians, is to alert you about what is really going on in science, here it is:  It’s about

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BIOCENTRISM

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   We’re going to recommend 2 books, neither of which was written in a Christian framework.

 

But for these books and why, you need to go through the DOOR.

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Robert Lanza & Bob Berman, Biocentrism

Robert Lanza & Bob Berman, Beyond Biocentrism¹

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   These thin and very readable books to anyone with a basic knowledge of science are about Quantum Theory, which describes how very, very tiny bits of matter and energy behave.

   First, nobody understands QT. Scientists, including Einstein, repeatedly refer to it as “spooky.”

   However, many, many true repeatable science experiments have now been done all around the world that shows what such tiny bits are capable of and how they behave–when people are “looking” at them and when they are not. They just don’t follow the rules of classical physics. Or of human logic. You’ve heard about quarks, “up,” “down,”and “charmed” ones and such, but probably not much more. And you probably won’t for a dozen or so more years because physicists just don’t know what to say.

   Consequently, I’m going to offer a few oversimplifications of oversimplifications about stuff many small-particle physicists have been saying to each other that I’ve spent hours pouring over:

   1.  “Mind” had to precede matter.

   2.  Things can travel faster, much faster, than the speed of light.

   3.  Very small particle “bits” can change to probability waves, if they’re not being looked at; they can change back if they’re not being watched.

   4.  A “bit,” when manipulated can instantly become 2 bits a galaxy apart from each other, and when one bit exhibits a certain behavior, the other bit simultaneously exhibits a “complementary” behavior exhibiting their connection.

   5.  Space and Time have no independent reality. This, recognized by Einstein, gave him trouble for the rest of his life after his presenting his Special and General Relativity Theories. (Now we know more…)

   6.  Classical physics–Newton, Einstein, etc–still “work” in the larger world of everything else, but adjustments need to be made.

   7.  There is the suggestion that QT rules, when better understood, may apply to “larger things.”

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   There’s much more. And again, Lanza, with street level common sense (he was raised on the other side of the tracks), makes his account very readable (in the first book, interweaving it with stories about his troubled childhood).

   I don’t agree with everything here, but I feel he’s so on target about describing the universe.

   And offering Christians much to think about the soul, consciousness, the afterlife, and even prayer.

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   ¹ Robert Lanza, MD, with Bob Berman, wrote Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe (Benbella Books, Inc., Dallas TX, 2009, Kindle Version) which was Lanza’s prequel to Beyond Biocentrism. It should be mentioned that these are not Christian books. Nor is it New Age. But, I feel, it is very friendly to Christian faith that takes science seriously. Lanza was discovered as a teenager in a parking lot at Harvard University when he was seeking information for a cloning experiment with chickens he was conducting in the basement of his home on “the other side of the tracks.” His BA & MD is from Univ. of PA. He was a Fulbright Scholar and part of the team that cloned the world’s first human embryo, as well as the first to clone an endangered species. Lanza has been featured at one time or another in key journals, magazines, and newspapers. Bob Berman is a widely interviewed and published astronomer.

   Stories of Lanza’s impoverished background is interlaced through his first fascinating volume. It’s a great Kindle read that can easily be picked up and put down without missing what’s going on.

   “Biocentrism” (an awful title to arouse interest!) is one of my favorite books to read and reread. The book is a mix of science and “human interest from the other side of the tracks.” Also, it’s very readable and thin. Don’t be snowed by fairy-tail science words…

   Beyond Biocentrism (2015) is followup book that takes Lanza’s thinking further.