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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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    Kristen Smith 07-04-10 Listener Since 2009
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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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    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.

    14 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Pisegna 08-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    If you're interested in alternative views of reality then this may very well interest you. The reader is a bit dry but the information is put in an easy to understand way.

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    stephen taylor 08-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting but lacking"

    The author made some compelling arguments in some aspects of this work that encourages the reader to think and ponder about the perceived universe. Despite this, the work screams of religion-like explanations of poorly understood physics. It seems as though the author (s) might be frantically trying to fabricate a new theology where consciousness is at the center rather than a God. I find huge gaps in the logic and cyclical arguments for proofs. An interesting read but take it with a grain of salt.

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    Amazon Customer socal 06-25-17
    Amazon Customer socal 06-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "colossal hubris: cogito ergo sum deus"
    What disappointed you about Biocentrism?

    While string theory is certainly easy to criticize, the repetitious and unnecessary put downs of particle physics, cosmology, and a straw man physicist demanding a grand unified theory detracted strongly from the wondrous discussion of the conundrum of entanglement, philosophy etc. Ultimate fallacious reasoning: energy is conserved, therefore consciousness continues after death. This in a book that dismisses physics.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Lisa Randall ;)


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Ganim?

    Unfortunately the condescending tone of the author bleeds through into the narration. Malcom Gladwell, more wonder, more humility.


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

    Per above, all critiques of physics, the pompous elevation of biology above all, and tone the commandments. There is good stuff to be discussed here.


    Any additional comments?

    It’s as if the book was written by two different authors, one with a genuine interest in life, the universe, and everything, and another dishing out insults and declaring biology and himself supreme…wait, there are two authors.

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    "Interesting idea, but..."

    The concept of consciousness creating form is intriguing. Unfortunately, it felt like the author was forcing a poetic voice, when a simple statement of his ideas would have held my attention. The narrator's overly dramatic reading added to the problem. Author's personal anecdotes were dropped in at random. this gets a 3 for the concept. I'm hoping I can find another author that expands the idea without trying to embellish it.

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    Emily KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 03-22-17
    Emily KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 03-22-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent ideas"

    This book will turn your perception of reality upside down and inside out in a wonderful way! Any reader will find this book fascinating, but it is especially satisfying to those with a science background. Can't wait to read the sequel!

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    Ryan Scott 03-06-17
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    "Perspective changing"

    For a newbie to QT and Biology, this was a well written book that provided a great foundation to build

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    Cristina Kirchner 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible incredible incredible"

    I really want to drink a beer with Robert Lanza. This book is everything you already felt was true, but never understood why. Thank you Robert Lanza, and where the hell did the moon go?

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    beckwith green isle, MN, United States 01-31-17
    beckwith green isle, MN, United States 01-31-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Exellent but Mind Boggling"

    A wonderful and enlightening book! Brings a whole new perspective to what it means to be alive.

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