Category: Weird Articles
Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00
One of the greatest mysteries of the world since the dawn of time and a constant controversial topic between atheists and creationists is whether there is a life after death. One expert has emerged claiming that he has definitive evidence to confirm once and for all if there is an afterlife.
Devotees in a way believe that life on earth is merely a test of sorts to determine if a person should be condemned to the fiery pits of hell or granted entry into the kingdom of heaven for all eternity. Scientists and non-believers typically dismiss this religious theory as lack of proof, many choosing to back up the theory of evolution. One man believes that this dispute can be settled conclusively with the science of biocentrism.
Professor Robert Lanza says that the answer lies in quantum physics – specifically the theory of biocentrism. The scientist from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina alleges that the evidence is in the idea that the concept of death is a mere figment of our consciousness.
(Scroll to the bottom of the article if you wish to skip all the subsequent “boring scientific bullshit” and get to know the briefest gist of Professor Lanza's theory on whether there is an afterlife.)
According to Professor Lanza, biocentrism explains that the universe only exists because of an individual's consciousness of it – essentially life and biology are central to reality, which in turn creates the universe; the universe itself does not create life. The same applies to the concepts of space and time, which Professor Lanza describes as “simply tools of the mind”.
In a message posted on his website
, Professor Lanza explains that with this theory in mind, the concept of death as we know it “cannot exist in any real sense” as there are no true boundaries by which to define it. Basically, the idea of death is something that we have taught ourselves to accept and take it to be true, but in reality it just exists in our minds.
Professor Lanza likens biocentrism to the idea of parallel universes (conceptualized by theoretical physicists). In much the same way as everything that could possibly happen is speculated to be occurring all at once across multiple universes, he says that once we begin to question our preconceived notions of time and consciousness, the alternatives are huge and could alter the way we think about the world that has much impact as the 15th century's “flat earth” debate.
Professor Lanza uses something called a “double-slit experiment” as proof that the behavior of a particle can be altered by a person's perception of it. In this experiment, scientists observe a particle pass through a multi-holed barrier, in this, the particle acts like a bullet traveling through a single slit. However, when the particle is not watched, it moves through the holes like a wave.
Scientists argue that the double-slit experiment proves that the particles can act as two separate entities at the same time, challenging long-established ideas of time and perception.
The theory can be rather confusing and complicated to understand, but Professor Lanza has a easier way of explaining that by using colors. Essentially, the sky is perceived to be blue, but if the cells in our brain were changed to make the sky look green, was the sky ever truly blue or was that just our perception?
Professor Lanza explains that when we die, our life becomes a “perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse”. He went on to say: “Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life-matrix.”
All in all, if Professor Lanza were to give a straight answer as to whether there is life after death, it will go like this: Yes, and no.