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Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality.

But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in 2014", and leading astronomer Bob Berman take the listener on an intellectual thrill ride as they reexamine everything we thought we knew about life, death, the universe, and the nature of reality itself.

The first step is acknowledging that our existing model of reality is looking increasingly creaky in the face of recent scientific discoveries. Science tells us with some precision that the universe is 26.8 percent dark matter, 68.3 percent dark energy, and only 4.9 percent ordinary matter but must confess that it doesn't really know what dark matter is and knows even less about dark energy. Science is increasingly pointing toward an infinite universe but has no ability to explain what that really means. Concepts such as time, space, and even causality are increasingly being demonstrated as meaningless.

All of science is based on information passing through our consciousness, but science hasn't the foggiest idea what consciousness is, and it can't explain the linkage between subatomic states and observation by conscious observers. Science describes life as a random occurrence in a dead universe but has no real understanding of how life began or why the universe appears to be exquisitely designed for the emergence of life.

The biocentrism theory isn't a rejection of science. Quite the opposite. Biocentrism challenges us to fully accept the implications of the latest scientific findings in fields ranging from plant biology and cosmology to quantum entanglement and consciousness.

By listening to what the science is telling us, it becomes increasingly clear that life and consciousness are fundamental to any true understanding of the universe. This forces a fundamental rethinking of everything we thought we knew about life, death, and our place in the universe.

©2016 Robert Lanza, MD, and Bob Berman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Curious

This is NOT a review of this book though I have read and own the earlier version of Biocentrism. Considering this purchase I read the reviews which includes a couple of slams so I reviewed Dr. Lanza's record of publications and what is an amazing array of achievements, practical achievements of the highest possible order.
That a couple of humps on Audible take Dr. Lanza to be some sort of fraud is absolutely astonishing. In all honesty are real people this stupid or are they simply vicious or compensated.
Naturally, after re examining Dr. Lanza's CV and looking through the earlier edition I purchased the Kindle and Audible versions.
Always be somewhat decent and consider that after reading what might be called very deep material that the difficulty is that YOU do not understand, not immediately and perhaps never but there is no shame in this.
The shame lies in reacting in such a truly despicable fashion.

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An incredible synthesis

Would you listen to Beyond Biocentrism again? Why?

Yes I have listened already 2 times and the book was JUST released.
In fact I had just mentioned on a forum for Deepak Chopra's new book
"You ar the Universe" that I was hoping that there would be a new book/audiobook from Robert Lanza the author, and then th next day this arrived!!

What a powerful synchronicity!
This book is quite similar to Dr Chopra's new book
You are The Universe in fact.

What other book might you compare Beyond Biocentrism to and why?

Deepak Chopra's
You are the Universe

Any additional comments?

So excited that Dr lanza decided to continue in the popular media

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Disappointing.

For a while I couldn’t tell if the tone of the book was condescending or the reader’s voice, eventually deciding on both. Problem here is not the subject, but the explaining. In an effort to maintain scrupulous integrity, no one is even willing to paint a story we can visualize. I understand what is not. But baffled by what is. And of course I blame myself—I’ve only read 10 books on physics, I’ve got no degree, what do I know, and we are regularly told the whole matter is beyond our mental abilities to conceive, but after listening to both writers speak on topic across their book tour, I realized it’s not me. It’s them. No one understood not because we’re all too dim, but because you never explain what is. It amazes me that one would publish a book by writers’ with striking inability or professional cowardice to convey the ideas clearly.

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Brilliance outside the box

I'm a physician and scientist. I loved every second of this book. I can't believe his critical thinking skills and ability to put so many fields together into one. There is also comic and wit and a great sense of humor.

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It just wasn't my cup of tea.

I just wasn't as interested in the topic as I thought I might be. Maybe I'll try it again at a later date.

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Horrible narrative

Interesting subject but the narrator had the most annoying voice. So I couldn’t finish the book ...

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Mind Expanding

I love anything that makes me see things in a new light. This did it!

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Great insightful read

Wonderfully complex content, easily explained.
An experience not to be missed, I would highly recommend this audiobook .

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Excellent book

Would you listen to Beyond Biocentrism again? Why?

Yes, This is one of those rare books that you can read many times.

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Mindblowing change of perspective!

It is such a pleasure to hear an important scientist talking about interbeing in such a mindblowing presentation. I have so many questions for Dr Lanza.

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  • Michael Allen
  • 05-30-17

Life changing...

Would you listen to Beyond Biocentrism again? Why?

Will definitely listen to this again... So much information to take in.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Biocentrism?

Too many to mention...

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

A good clear voice. He seemed to enjoy the book himself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to mention...

Any additional comments?

Very little grounding in physics needed to get yourself into this. Just let the ideas wash over you the first time and then listen to the book again more attentively.

This is a very important piece of work and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • vincent
  • 07-21-17

amazing

Robert lanza awesome I'm going to read this book again and again and again I loved it

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  • Mr. J. Lodge
  • 09-01-18

the first one is much better

the first book is one of my favourites, this just seemed like a bunch of woo woo. if you like phrases such as oneness with the cosmos, you'll love this. if you're looking for something grounded in science , this isn't it. also nothing new from the first one.

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  • Maggie M.
  • 05-02-17

Thinly disguised woo-woo

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This account lacks any depth of argument and contains instead a sneering (and often wilfully misconstrued) account of standard physics. The authors seem dumbstruck by the fact that our internal reality of the world is constructed in the brain through neuronal interconnetions and massive filtering of non-useful information. They strangely draw the conclusion that this all of reality. I looked for any (persuasive) development of this argument but gave up. My only disappointing audiobook purchase to date.

What will your next listen be?

I don't know but can I strongly recommend Marcus de Sautoy's 'What we cannot know' which satisfying and intriguely addresses the issues of the relationship between external reality and human awareness and the limits of our knowledge. Also - for the relationship between quantum physics and consciousness - Al-Khalili and McFadden's 'Life on the edge'.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Ganim’s performances?

no

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beyond Biocentrism?

One of the authors gave an embarrassing personal account of being 'connected to everything'

Any additional comments?

no

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