Monday, May 13, 2013
A Review of Biocentrism by Robert Lanza MD
When I was first exposed to The Book of Thomas from the exorcised Gnostic Gospels, what drew me to this set of writings was their purported direct quotations from the historical character of Jesus, which was their sole content. No comments or editorialising was included. What does this have to do with biocentrism you might rightfully ask? Over and over, these alleged quotations used the term "root", the root of this or the root of that.
Now consider the broader issue of faith and belief in all of it's written history, as well as the material sciences, parapsychology, metaphysics and even all the goofy populist infotainments of the paranormal....What is their root? What are they driving at in terms of having a common question answered?
Robert Lanza MD in his book Biocentrism, according to E Donnall Thomas, the Nobel Prize winner, puts Lanza's tome simply, describing it as "A new way of looking at the old problem of our existence."
Again, simply put, in any theory of the root cause of the universe, there must be a coherent explanation of the origin or root cause of consciousness. If you are familiar with any of the myriad of theories that purport or attempt to explain the origin of the universe, you will find the two in relationship oddly separated or the entire root of the relationship between the two bypassed, as if to skip the origin of how the question is posed where not as equal as why it is, or even the answer itself, which would be undoubtedly wrong in error in any "theory of everything." if this chicken or egg mystery were not resolved.
And so going back to metaphysics, religion, material science, the paranormal, in this light we can see they are belief systems or articles of varying faith, more accurately, they are notations along the way in a human diary of a long journey to resolve the issue regarding the origin of the universe.
What Lanza manages to do in a highly readable manner is to turn many orientations of perspective on this issue upside down which is no mean feat. As Einstein said, a good question is worth more than a thousand answers and in posing a good question he manages to drill down into what material science knows, which does not amount to much ( in fact, nothing) in relation to the cause of the universe which is the core question of our existence. Essentially, the theory that Lanza proposes is revolutionary, and I do not want to provide you with a spoiler or some simplistic and reductionist explanation in ten words or less.
I highly recommend this book to any human being with a modicum of brain cells, or better yet, those with an innate curiosity regarding the full spectrum of the issues posed by the fact that we exist.
Four Stars out of Four.
BTW..I decided to do these reviews as a variation on the previous content, not that reviews will become solely the content, so since there haven't been any comments I naturally wondered if these reviews have been interesting or sort of a redundancy. Feel free to share your thoughts. They are appreciated and I do listen. You also may have noticed a change to a simpler writing style based on your feedback.