The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, And What's Behind It All
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
I'm reading this more for the cogent explanations of scientific theory than for the theology, which I'm finding fairly trite and New Age-ish. I agree with his gut feelings, but not his conclusions ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing
Haisch is an astrophysicist with a discomfort regarding the idea of a meaningless universe, and a gift for explaining scientific theory in simple terms. He was raised a strict Catholic, but lasted ... Read full review
Asking Fundamental Questions
Reductionism and a Spiritual Worldview
The ZeroPoint Field
Into the Void
Following the Light
God and the Theory of Everything
An Infinite Number of Universes
A Purposeful Universe
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