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Biocentrism: How Life And Consciousness Are The... ^HOT^

Biocentrism is the first scientific model to consider consciousness as the source of life and not the reverse. In other words, the world is perfect for us not by some random spin of the universal roulette wheel, but because it was created by our collective awareness in the first place.

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the...

But this model not only fails to fully address the conundrum of consciousness. It also fails to answer other puzzling questions: what was there before the Big Bang? Why does the universe seem exquisitely designed for the emergence of life? Why is there something instead of nothing? This is where Dr. Lanza's biocentric theory of the universe comes in, to show us the inherent flaw in the standard explanation for origins of the universe.

Dr. Lanza says the problem is we have everything upside down. He takes the common assumption that the universe led to the creation of life and argues that it's the other way around: that life is not a byproduct of the universe, but its very source. Or put another way, consciousness is what gives rise to our sense of there being an "out there" when, in fact, the world we experience around us is actually created in our consciousness.

\nBiocentrism\u00a0(from Greek: \u03b2\u03af\u03bf\u03c2,\u00a0bios, \u201clife\u201d; and\u00a0\u03ba\u03ad\u03bd\u03c4\u03c1\u03bf\u03bd,\u00a0kentron, \u201ccenter\u201d) \u2014 also known as the biocentric universe \u2014 is a theory proposed in 2007 by American scientist Robert Lanza, which sees biology as the central driving science in the universe, and an understanding of the other sciences as reliant on a deeper understanding of biology. Lanza believes that life and biology are central to being, reality, and the cosmos\u2014consciousness creates the universe rather than the other way around. While physics is considered fundamental to the study of the universe, and chemistry fundamental to the study of life, Lanza claims that scientists will need to place biology before the other sciences to produce a \u201ctheory of everything\u201d\nCritics have questioned whether the theory is falsifiable. Lanza has argued that future experiments, such as scaled-up quantum superposition, will either support or contradict the theory.\nTheory\nBiocentrism was first proposed in a 2007 article by Robert Lanza that appeared in \u201cThe American Scholar,\u201d where the goal was to show how biology could build upon quantum physics. Two years later, Lanza published a book with astronomer and author Bob Berman entitled \u201cBiocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe\u201d, which expanded upon the ideas that Lanza wrote about in his essay for the \u201cScholar\u201d.\nBiocentrism argues that the primacy of consciousness features in the work of Ren\u00e9 Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Gottfried Leibniz, George Berkeley, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Henri Bergson. He sees this as supporting the central claim that what we call space and time are forms of animal sense perception, rather than external physical objects.\nRobert Lanza argues that biocentrism offers insight into several major puzzles of science, including Heisenberg\u2019s uncertainty principle, the double-slit experiment, and the fine tuning of the forces, constants, and laws that shape the universe as we perceive it. According to Robert Lanza and Bob Berman, \u201cbiocentrism offers a more promising way to bring together all of physics, as scientists have been trying to do since Einstein\u2019s unsuccessful unified field theories of eight decades ago.\u201d\nSeven principles form the core of biocentrism. The first principle of biocentrism is based on the premise that what we observe is dependent on the observer, and says that what we perceive as reality is \u201ca process that involves our consciousness.\u201d The second and third principles state that \u201cour external and internal perceptions are intertwined\u201d and that the behavior of particles \u201cis inextricably linked to the presence of an observer,\u201d respectively. The fourth principle suggests that consciousness must exist and that without it \u201cmatter dwells in an undetermined state of probability.\u201d The fifth principle points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life. Finally, the sixth and seventh principles state that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding. Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us \u201clike turtles with shells.\u201d\nRobert Lanza claims that biological observers actually create the arrow of time. In his papers on relativity (also published in Annalen der Physik), Einstein showed that time was relative to the observer; in their paper, Podolskiy and Lanza argue that quantum gravitational decoherence is too ineffective to guarantee the emergence of the arrow of time and the \u201cquantum-to-classical\u201d transition to happen at scales of physical interest. They argue that the emergence of the arrow of time is directly related to the way biological observers with memory functions process and remember information. They cite Robert Lanza\u2019s American Scholar paper on biocentrism, stating that the \u201cbrainless\u201d observer does not experience time and\/or decoherence of any degrees of freedom.\nSynopsis of Dr. Robert Lanza\u2019s book \u201cBiocentrism\u201d\nAccording to Lanza\u2019s book, \u201cBiocentrism\u201d suggests that life is not an accidental byproduct of physics, but rather is a key part of our understanding of the universe. Biocentrism states that there is no independent external universe outside of biological existence. Part of what it sees as evidence of this is that there are over 200 physical parameters within the universe so exact that it is seen as more probable that they are that way in order to allow for existence of life and consciousness, rather than coming about at random. Biocentrism claims that allowing the observer into the equation opens new approaches to understanding cognition. Through this, biocentrism purports to offer a way to unify the laws of the universe.\nSynopsis of Robert Lanza\u2019s book \u201cBeyond Biocentrism\u201d\nIn 2016, Robert Lanza wrote a follow-up book on biocentrism with Bob Berman, \u201cBeyond Biocentrism.\u201d The book extends Lanza\u2019s ideas, providing a more through explanation of his theory, including the latest scientific findings in fields ranging from botany and astrophysics to quantum mechanics and neuroscience; it also includes chapters that solely address issues such as whether death is an illusion, whether plants have awareness, and whether machines will ever achieve consciousness. In addition to presenting the scientific evidence, the book presents the philosophical arguments behind biocentrism to explain its implications for society and our individual lives, including the underlying unity of nature and the observer with all its implications \u2012 chief among them the unreality of death.\nSource: Biocentrism Wiki \u2013 Robert Lanza\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nFrom\u00a0https:\/\/\/2011\/03\/11\/biocentrism-a-consciousness-centric-view-of-the-universe\/ :\nThe 7 Principles of Biocentrism\nFirst Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0What we perceive as reality is a process that involves our consciousness.\nSecond Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0Our external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. They are different sides of the same coin and cannot be divorced from one another.\nThird Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0The behavior of subatomic particles \u2013indeed all particles and objects \u2013 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.\nFourth Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0Without consciousness, \u201cmatter\u201d dwells in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.\nFifth Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0 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 \u201cuniverse\u201d is simply the complete spatiotemporal logic of the self.\nSixth Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0Time does not have a real existence outside of animal-sense perception. It is the process by which we perceive changes in the universe.\nSeventh Principle of Biocentrism:\u00a0Space, like time, is not an object or a thing. Space is another form of our animal understanding and does not have an independent reality. 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