The closer you look at them, time and space are difficult concepts to understand. Even as Einstein once was, scientists today are puzzled about what they are.


   Marbles, however, are more familiar.


   Here’s how Robert Lanza¹ helps us to clarify by making a comparison.


But for that you need to use the DOOR.



      We return you to the provocative information and thinking of Robert Lanza.

      “The universe does seem like a huge virtual ball of emptiness, according to physics texts. Yet even here on Earth, the richness around us is an illusion. Remove all the unoccupied space within each atom, and the entire planet would pack itself into the volume of a marble. This marble would then be a black hole, in that such density would sufficiently boost its gravitational field that its own light could not escape. It’s a marble weighing six sextillion tons.

     “…atoms are 10,000 times emptier that solar systems.”

      [This, by the way, gives some clues about what black holes are, and what do and can do.]


   ¹This quote is from Beyond Biocentrism (see last line of this note) Kindle Loc 1145-1151. Again, we recommend both of Lanza’s books that we’ve referred to several times. See Posts #707 and #717, for example.

   We repeat some bio here. 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, much of Lanza’s writing 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-tale science words…

   Beyond Biocentrism (2015) is followup book that takes Lanza’s thinking further. I have read and continually reread both books.