The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fileds, and What's Behind It AllPaperback
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- Publisher: RED WHEEL/WEISER
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 15mm | 350g
- Publication date: 1 April 2009
- Publication City/Country: Maine
- ISBN 10: 1578634369
- ISBN 13: 9781578634361
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 89,702
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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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 fA¼r Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany. He was also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.
"Readable and engaging, Haisch will be embraced by those concerned with finding ways of reconciling science and religion." --Booklist
In The God Theory, Bernard Haisch discards both scientific dogma and religious dogma 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.