Prominent Scientist Claims that Afterlife is an Alternate Universe

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 6:04PM
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Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 6:04PM
Prominent Scientist Claims that Afterlife is an Alternate Universe

A book titled, "Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe" was recently published, and it includes the possibility that consciousness does not end with death, but rather is transmitted to another universe. This book was written by Dr. Robert Lanza, who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the New York Times.

 

The main focus of his book is the theory of biocentrism. According to Dr. Lanza, who is also known for his work in animal cloning, "Biocentrism builds on quantum physics by adding life to the equation." At its core, biocentrism makes the claim that the paradigm of our understanding of the deepest truths of the universe should shift from physics to biology. In his book, Lanza asserts that consciousness creates the material universe rather than the other way around. 

 

"Most of [the so-called] comprehensive theories [of the universe] are no more than stories that fail to take into account one crucial factor: we are creating them. It is the biological creature that makes observations, names what it observes, and creates stories. Science has not succeeded in confronting the element of existence that is at once most familiar and most mysterious-conscious experience."

 

Applying biocentrism to the concept of death, he postulates that the death of consciousness is essentially impossible. He draws the analogy that if the body receives consciousness the way that a cable box receives radio signals, then the destruction of the cable box would not destroy the signals. As he is a proponent of the multiverse theory (which is thought by many scientists to be predicted by quantum mechanics), he theorizes that the body of a person could be dead in one universe, but alive in another. As a result, the "signals" would be received by the person's body in a parallel universe. Under this hypothesis, every person's consciousness resembles a Russian doll. 

 

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Lanza states, "Death does not exist in a timeless, spaceless world. In the end, even Einstein admitted, 'Now Besso' (an old friend) 'has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us…know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.' Immortality doesn't mean a perpetual existence in time without end, but rather resides outside of time altogether."

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