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Biocentrism Audiobook

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to the True Nature of the Universe

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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 relationships 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, forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory. At the same time, these findings have increased our doubt and uncertainty about traditional 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 new paradigm, life is not just an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the listener 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 shatters the listener's ideas of life, time and space, and even death. At the same time, it releases us from the dull worldview that life is merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. Biocentrism awakens a new sense of possibility and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the listener will never see reality the same way again.

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©2009 Robert Lanza and Bob Berman; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Bill S. 06-23-10
    Bill S. 06-23-10

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    "Rambling Muddle"

    At one point in this book the author starts talking about his awful childhood. It comes out of nowhere and seems to have nothing to do with the thesis of the book. After a relatively long biographical tangent, he returns to an in-depth explanation of the basis of quantum theory which can be found in dozens of books on the subject. That's when I stopped listening. Judging from the other reviews I doubt I'm missing some great revelation later in the book or anything to support the claims made in the book that, based on quantum theory, all reality is in our minds. That's also the basis of some pretty good sci-fi stories but there's no more empirical evidence for the claims in this book than there is that The Matrix exists. Don't waste your time.

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    Kristen Smith 07-04-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Food for thought"

    Amazingly this book talks about the same teachings I am receiving from my meditation teacher who follows the precepts of many of the Eastern philosophies (Hindi, Buddhism etc) as well as aspects of the teachings of Christ as my teacher has read them from the original languages and different and more up to date interpretations of thoes languages from the generally accepted ones used popularly today.

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    RFC 08-25-16
    RFC 08-25-16

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    "Yawn"

    Nothing interesting or new was encountered. Vast stretches of science are brushed off. Popular quotes rewarmed in a
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    kOOjAX 06-02-16
    kOOjAX 06-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome!"

    A really thought provoking book. Lanza does a good job of elucidating an otherwise obscure topic - that is quantum mechanics - and does so in an entertaining way, presenting a TOE-type picture of the cosmos, centered around "life"/consciousness.

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    "Power of Consciousness"

    Awesome book just what I have been contemplating for a while now and to find a book that goes deeper in the subject is even more entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer USA 09-21-15
    Amazon Customer USA 09-21-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Excellent book about consciousnesses"

    Combines philosophy biology and quantum physics along with some of the authors personal experiences. Does a great job of explaining it all in layman terms and makes logical sense. This is a great book for those who are not atheists and do not accept religious dogma either.

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    James 05-15-15
    James 05-15-15 Member Since 2010

    I'm a 3rd generation cowboy with careers as a cattleman, the military and in the oil fields of West Texas.

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    "Very thought provoking"

    im gonna have to listen a few more times to understand the jist of Dr. Lanza's concepts but that sjpuldnt be a problem, as well constructed as this nook is.

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    Leah 01-12-15
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    "Refreshing I and insightful"

    This is my favorite audiobook by far. The narrative is professionally appealing. I've listened to this book a dozen times.

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    Livefreeordie 11-28-14
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    "Brilliantly put together."
    What made the experience of listening to Biocentrism the most enjoyable?

    It challenges what I know to be true.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The vivid explanations.


    What about Peter Ganim’s performance did you like?

    The way he is able to capture your attention.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Given the time, yes.


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    Ms. R. McMahon London, England 11-04-14
    Ms. R. McMahon London, England 11-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Must Listen !"
    What did you love best about Biocentrism?

    I loved the concepts and the way Lanza walked us through the evolution of his understanding


    What does Peter Ganim bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I didn't actually appreciate Peter Ganim's reading of the book, I felt his vocal interpretations distracted from the material.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book over and over, especially chapters 10-18.


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