Hawking and similar figures deliberately ignore salient evidence, actually proof, of non-local consciousness and the illusion of death when asserting that consciousness has no say in quantum physics or biology, such as epigenetics, this despite all the evidence to the contrary. Those are hard questions that have to be addressed maturely, as a scientist prepared to weigh all empirical evidence and not just that with which he agrees, as he essentially perpetuates and implies an implicit support for the theory of superior bloodlines.
The belief that our "souls" are just software programmed in our DNA is genetic determinism. It has a word tied at the hip with it: eugenics, and that is a pseudoscience. Genetic determinism gave us a belief system where to create a master race we had to weed out people carrying "defective" software inside them. In Britain, where the class system now resembles a caste system and includes a prevailing belief in the mythical supremacy of royal blood, the bias towards any "science" that favors the premise of superior genes tends to be widely promulgated. Dawkins and Hawking are, of course, British and come from a society where it is deeply impressed from birth that you have a class system of commoners, nobles, lords, and royalty.
The 7 Principles of Biocentrism
First Principle of Biocentrism: What we perceive as reality is a process that involves our consciousness. An “external” reality, if it existed, would – by definition – have to exist in space. But this is meaningless, because space and time are not absolute realities but rather tools of the human and animal mind.
Second Principle of Biocentrism: Our external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. They are different sides of the same coin and cannot be divorced from one another.
Third Principle of Biocentrism: The behavior of subatomic particles –indeed all particles and objects – is inextricably linked to the presence of an observer. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they at best exist in an undetermined state of probability waves.
Fourth Principle of Biocentrism: Without consciousness, “matter” dwells in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.
Fifth Principle of Biocentrism: The structure of the universe is explainable only through biocentrism. The universe is fine-tuned for life, which makes perfect sense as life creates the universe, not the other way around. The “universe” is simply the complete spatiotemporal logic of the self.
Sixth Principle of Biocentrism: Time does not have a real existence outside of animal-sense perception. It is the process by which we perceive changes in the universe.
Seventh Principle of Biocentrism: Space, like time, is not an object or a thing. Space is another form of our animal understanding and does not have an independent reality. We carry space and time around with us like turtles with shells. Thus, there is no absolute self-existing matrix in which physical events occur independent of life.
Coined by Dr. Robert Lanza, Biocentrism is the new law, and the math is irrefutable. It is very similar to the ancient teachings of Hermes Tristmegistus but expands on certain elements of it. The basic premise is the same, however, only Lanza uses modern science to explain why this is true. It implies no religion, no dogma, it simply nails down the reality that consciousness is not an accident and that the observer's role in breaking down a wave function to a particle cannot be ignored when studying matter or the universe. While Einstein died trying to find a Unified Field Theory, Dr. Lanza postulated the missing field was consciousness, and suddenly the math made sense. Suddenly, there was no conflict between Newtonian physics and quantum physics.
The Big Bang is Materialism Designed to Ignore Consciousness
Pseudoscience is defined as a collection of beliefs or practices falsely believed to be based on the scientific method. The Big Bang is a theory inherently impossible to test and though we know consciousness can create matter and that much is self-evident, we have never, ever demonstrated that matter can, on its own, create consciousness. Because it cannot be tested in the real world, it fails the scientific method. Some say we simply lack the tools to do so at the this moment, but an equally valid argument is that it cannot be tested and is impossible to verify because it is a false belief.
The Big Bang would explain everything if it wasn't just for a few little things. The underlying belief system is the assumption that consciousness arose by chance from quantum waves of probability to atoms, growing into molecules, and then amino acids, and then DNA, and through chance, though untold trillions of coincidental and linear, consequential actions needed to support life in this universe we became conscious. Yet, as professional misanthrope Richard Dawkins insists, we are "lumbering robots" and actually borderline insentient. So the Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is silly? How is this better?
Seriously. No one can honestly say our most "brilliant" minds are not now reduced to basing an entire cosmological and consciousness model on blind faith, and this with no more factual evidence than the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The biggest joke of all, of course, is that the Big Bang only works in computer simulations that have to be created by the same consciousness it is trying to explain. If anyone cries "well, it's not supposed to explain everything!" said person shall be referred to Tyson's video above. He just said the Big Bang explained everything.
Every once in a while, however, physicists stumble across the Big Bang paradox and offer this radical proposition: it doesn't make sense because it's bullshit.
In truth however, it's likely those minds don't really buy the Big Bang either because they wouldn't be where they are without the scientific method the Big Bang theory gang rapes with cruel abandon. The famous scientists you see today, rest assured, had a lot to lose if they offended the materialist dogma of the high priests of science and the Church of CSICOP, or (CSI now). We are not just talking a little embarrassment, it also meant university positions.
Heaven forbid they should be featured in the pages of The Skeptical Inquirer, the slam book of science! What's that, you might ask? According to the Urban Dictionary:
A spiral notebook with the name of a jr. or sr. high girl (usually) written on the top line. The book is passed around among classmates who write nasty things (slam) on the page under the girl's name.
That rag is a fucked up petty slam book that pedants masturbate to, and you know, scientists have feelings too. 4 The projection of their own limitations onto advanced minds makes professional skeptics a particularly sad sight. CSICOP, ostensibly, set out to protect science from charlatans and pseudoscience. It did the opposite and harmed scientific inquiry and it is easily proven, particularly with energy technology and consciousness research. It assumed that science had no self-correction in its peer review system unless they were involved, as non-scientists. Einstein often said that great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds, and he was never more right. Until the Internet came along and freed peer-review from self-appointed gatekeepers, all of science was in danger of complete stagnation.
Groundbreaking professors who were "debunked," and then later vindicated, lost their jobs because universities feared the skeptic lobby "protecting" science from itself. Who would hire a professor the Skeptical Inquirer would call a fraud? They are backed by big oil (clean energy debunking) and the pharmaceutical industry's public relations complex (vaccine controversy debunking). The arrogance one must have to be in this circle is frankly startling: you can't figure out how something is done so therefore no one can.
Ultimately, we will have to choose between a biocentric theory of everything that actually works and a string theory of everything that doesn't. It seems, now, that choice has been made and an old religion, materialism, is finally on its way out.
It takes no imagination to point out the limitations of man, to compare him to an animal or meat robot programmed by genes in full ignorance of epigenetics, and any simpleton can do it. It does take imagination to point out the potential of man, however, and that is the true mark of leadership and enlightenment.
Dr. Robert Lanza: The man the New York Times calls one of the three most important scientists alive today, because it's true.
Parallels Between Ancient Teachings of Hermes and Modern Science
I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.
"THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental." — The Kybalion.
II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.
"As above, so below; as below so above." — The Kybalion.
III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates." — The Kybalion.
This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is in motion"; "everything vibrates"; "nothing is at rest"; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration — the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest — just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. "He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the sceptre of Power," says one of the old writers.
VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law." —The Kybalion.
1. $5,000,000 awarded in lifetime payments of one dollar per month.
2. The Holy Skeptic Bible not actually a real book, but should be.
3. And fuck Michael Shermer too.
4. If you spend your time penning "scientific" skeptic's dictionaries, you are probably an asshole. For one thing, real scientists already have built-in skeptic methodology they rely on so they won't look foolish before presenting findings to peers. It's called the Scientific Method. If you want to impress someone, create, invent or discover something useful and don't pull a Shermer and try to build yourself up by tearing others down.
5. Skeptics are respectfully invited to ponder this...