I rarely find myself so enmeshed in a book, with each successive sentence causing a cascade of synapses that can soon overwhelm. I am repeatedly entrenched in deep thought, staring at the page, coming to grips with the words I have just read. This book, Biocentrism by Robert Lanza M.D., is a must read for anyone with an interest in Science, Consciousness, Reality, Religion, Spirituality, or just an amazing read. The book outlines a theory from which it borrows its title.
Here is the quick definition of ‘Biocentrism’ by Wikipedia:
Biocentric universe (from Greek: βίος, bios, “life”; and κέντρον, kentron, “center”) — also known as biocentrism — is a concept proposed in 2007 by American doctor of medicine Robert Lanza, a scientist in the fields of regenerative medicine and biology, which sees biology as the central driving science in the universe, and an understanding of the other sciences as reliant on a deeper understanding of biology. Biocentrism states that life and biology are central to being, reality, and the cosmos — life creates the universe rather than the other way around. It asserts that current theories of the physical world do not work, and can never be made to work, until they fully account for life and consciousness. While physics is considered fundamental to the study of the universe, and chemistry fundamental to the study of life, biocentrism claims that scientists will need to place biology before the other sciences to produce a theory of everything.
As you can see this concept is fairly new on the scene, at least in it’s complete sense, and was introduced by an American Doctor Robert Lanza. At first glance it can be easy to gloss over his theory, especially the bit that states…”life creates the universe rather than the other way around.”. It is a very difficult thing to accept, or even comprehend for that matter. This assertion is rarely spoken in academia. It is thrown around with abandon when the subject is philosophical in nature, or when religion or metaphysics are on the table- but hard science?? Never. This is precisely why this is big news. Biocentrism is poised and ready to sweep across the landscape shifting minds and unifying many differences in opinion, because with biocentrism we are all on common ground.
Deepak Chopra and Robert Lanza discussing Biocentrism;
DC:….”But what you’re saying right now in your book Biocentrism is that the physical universe would not exist unless there was a consciousness in which it could be conceived, constructed, and came into existence. That consciousness is primary and everything else is secondary to that.”
RL: “Yes, yes. That’s absolutely correct and in addition to that life just isn’t an accident of the laws of physics. There’s a long list of experiments that suggest just the opposite. Amazingly when you add life and consciousness to the equation you can actually explain some of the biggest puzzles of science. So for instance it becomes clear why space and time and even the properties of matter itself depend on the observer in consciousness. In fact when you take this point of view it even explains why the laws of the universe themselves are fine tuned for the existence of life.”
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Before you go all skeptical on me check out his credentials…
Lanza Named One of TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World-
Dr. Robert Lanza selected for the 2014 TIME 100 list of the hundred most influential people in the world, along with Pope Francis, Robert Redford, and other artists, pioneers, leaders, titans and icons.
Biocentrism makes assertions that shake the fundamental conceptual groundwork in Western cultures, while simultaneously illuminating the long standing traditions of the East. The science behind this theory is very real and leaves a quantifiable trail of data with a summation that becomes Biocentrism. The double slit experiment is one of many experiments where the physical behavior of a particle is affected, on the quantum level, by a conscious observer.
Double-slit Experiment Published in Physics Essays
by Dean Radin
For the last few years we have been exploring the possible role of consciousness in the physical world through an effect known as the quantum measurement problem (QMP). This refers to a curious phenomenon whereby quantum objects behave differently when they are observed than when they are not observed. It’s as though the microscopic world has a “sense of being stared at,” reminiscent of the prickly feeling that some people feel when someone is staring at them a little too intensely.
The QMP is a problem because it violates the common-sense doctrine of realism, which assumes that the world at large is independent of observation. If that doctrine turns out to be even slightly wrong, then some aspect of consciousness may play a key role in the manifestation of the physical world, as some of the world’s esoteric and mystical traditions, and a good portion of Eastern philosophy, have long maintained.
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I know that I will continue to explore and think on these concepts, and all the infinite implications for the rest of my life.
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