Biocentrism - Bob Berman & Robert Lanza

Biocentrism

By Bob Berman & Robert Lanza

  • Release Date: 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Score: 4
4
From 64 Ratings

Description

Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe.

Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around.

In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s ideas of life—time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal.

The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

Reviews

  • Really good book

    4
    By Mannydr227
    Very informative and right to the point
  • JD

    5
    By Ppl123456789
    Brilliant! Not a very difficult read. Concepts are well described. Recommended for the science major who is looking at things in a different perspective.
  • Vedas

    3
    By lupiv
    Just by the description of it and an article of this Book I have very little doubts that Dr Lanza is treading the path East has gone deep into thousands of years back. I would personally recommend Dr Lanza to take a deeper look at Vedas from India that deal in-depth in this subject and what he assumes and postulates - he can prove to himself better. I’m not a scientist or as knowledageble about the subject as I would like to be but It took me 5 minutes while reading an article on this book that most of it is the same that I have read in past 10 years of eastern science. (Giving it a 3 start as I have not read the book yet)
  • MC

    4
    By Magamade
    the book is a very good book to read. It’s a different way to look at the universe and the question of who we are? but again he did not explain how life it self or consciousness came about? how did it start? or maybe i did not understand it fully.