The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, And What's Behind It All

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Weiser Books, May 20, 2006 - Religion - 157 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 confl icting 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 being 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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Review: The God Theory: Universes, Zero-point Fields, And What's Behind It All

User Review  - Dan Pfeiffer - Goodreads

J. Campbell might phrase it, "God is science, created by God so that God could be revealed by science." But he didn't say that. I did. ;) Read full review

Review: The God Theory: Universes, Zero-point Fields, And What's Behind It All

User Review  - Mark Frazier - Goodreads

Lots of interesting ideas here. I was new to the pandeist position and find it compelling as a way to make connections between science and spirituality. As a first book, I think the author was eager ... Read full review

Contents

Personal Journey
5
Asking Fundamental Questions
15
Explaining Creation
27
Reductionism and a Spiritual Worldview
35
Explaining Consciousness
49
The ZeroPoint Field
69
Into the Void
79
Following the Light
93
God and the Theory of Everything
103
An Infinite Number of Universes
127
A Purposeful Universe
139
Bibliography
155
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Bernard Haisch, Ph.D. is an astrophysicist, author of over 130 scientific publications, and was a scientific editor of the Astrophysical Journal for ten years. 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 far 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.

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