The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, and What's Behind It All (Google eBook)

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Weiser Books, Apr 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
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On the one hand, we have traditional science, based on the premises of materialism, reductionism, and randomness, with a belief that reality consists solely of matter and energy, that everything can be measured in the laboratory or observed by a telescope. If it can’t, it doesn’t exist. On the other hand, we have traditional religious dogma concerning God that fails to take into account evolution, a 4.6 billion-year-old Earth, and the conflicting claims of the world’s religions.

In The God Theory, Bernard Haisch discards both these worldviews and proposes a theory that provides purpose for our lives while at the same time is completely consistent with everything we have discovered about the universe and life on Earth. To wit, Newton was right — there is a God — and wrong — this is not merely a material world. Haisch proposes that science will explain God and God will explain science. Consciousness is not a mere epiphenomenon of the brain; it is our connection to God, the source of all consciousness. Ultimately it is consciousness that creates matter and not vice versa. New discoveries in physics point to a background sea of quantum light underlying the universe. The God Theory offers a worldview that incorporates cutting-edge science and ancient mystical knowledge. This is nothing less than a revolution in our understanding.

  

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This book smelled like gnosticism, but the things which make gnosticism heretical to an orthodox Christian (like me) were absent, ie separation between Creator and creation, fundamentally evil ... Read full review

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"The God Theory / Universes..." is one of the books in the secondary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on Goodreads. Read full review

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Contents

Personal Journey
5
From Archabbey to Astrophysics
8
Launching a Career
9
Age of Discovery
12
Return of the AstronomerPriest
14
Asking Fundamental Questions
15
The God Theory and Creation
16
The God Theory Karma and the Golden Rule
18
Zeroing in on the ZeroPoint Field
74
Into the Void
79
Deriving Newtons Postulate
81
Inertia
82
Inertial Reaction
83
Defending the Theory
86
A Boost from NASA
88
Following the Light
93

The God Theory and Reductionism
24
Explaining Creation
27
Creation by Subtraction
28
Polarity
29
The God Theory and Consciousness
31
Reductionism and a Spiritual Worldview
35
Superstrings and the Supernatural
36
A Spiritual Worldview
40
No Need for Intelligent Design
41
Explaining Consciousness
49
Three Views of Consciousness
50
Consciousness and Physiology
52
The Brain as Filter
54
The Primacy of Consciousness
57
Opposite Perspectives
58
There Can Be No Evidence for Something That Is False
61
The Random Unconscious JustRight Universe
63
Inflation Theory
65
The ZeroPoint Field
69
The Casimir Force
72
The Light of Creation
95
Kabbalah
97
The Big Bang
99
God and the Theory of Everything
103
A God Beyond Matter
104
The Manifest God
105
Asking God
109
Ayin
114
Creation As a Timeless Process
119
Atomic Stability and the Universal Timekeeper
123
An Infinite Number of Universes
127
A Universe of Consciousness
128
Many Worlds and Quantum Mechanics
132
A Purposeful Universe
139
Exoteric and Esoteric Knowledge
143
The God Theory Christianity and Humanism
147
Final Thoughts
149
Bibliography
155
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About the author (2009)

Bernard Haisch, PhD is an astrophysicist, author of over 130 scientific publications, and was a scientific editor of the Astrophysical Journal for ten years. After earning his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Haisch did postdoctoral research at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. His professional positions include staff scientist at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, deputy director of the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, and visiting scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany. He was also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Prior to his career in astrophysics, Haisch attended the Latin School of Indianapolis and the St. Meinrad Seminary as a student for the Catholic priesthood. The God Theory is his first solo book. He is married with three children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marsha Sims.

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