Is this a serious book? Yes and No. I’m a graduate student pursuing a doctorate in neurobiology, and I wrote this book using humor and simple conversational English to address challenging topics in science (perception vs. reality), philosophy (objective truth vs. relativism) and politics (conservatism vs. liberalism).
For example, people don't seem to know how to differentiate between perception and reality (or articulate the difference between perception and reality). However, all of the science about how to differentiate between perception and reality is out there in the scientific literature. It’s all buried in boring college textbooks, in excruciating, mind-numbing detail. In this book, I take that boring scientific data and present it in a manner that’s easy to understand.
The book is a mash-up of science, religion, politics and paranormal activity. Here is a run-down of the chapters:
GOD – Covers the science underlying perception in humans and animals. The first half of this chapter covers several key experiments involving perception in animals, including Pavlov’s dogs, and it features a brief intro to evolution. The second half of the chapter addresses all of the step-by-step processes involved in perception, including how neurons (nerve cells) transmit information from the senses to the brain. This chapter completely describes how the brain processes sensory information by mixing it with inherited DNA and acquired memories to deliver conscious perception to humans and animals.
LOVE – Begins by defining love as the opposite of selfishness. This chapter also discusses the idea that humans have “animal stuff” floating around in their bloodstreams because humans evolved from animals, and how God is the “energy” that enables humans to rise above their “animal biology” and become fully human (and that atheists are basically operating on a level of being “sophisticated animals” instead of being “fully human”). Also criticizes Jon Stewart and Bill Maher for trashing religion (because a society without religion is a society without morality).
HEAVEN, HELL and PURGATORY – Here’s the thing. I'm a serious researcher and scientist, however, I have had hundreds of paranormal experiences. I have a “guardian angel” who has taken me on “tours” of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and I write about these experiences in the book. I’m not kidding about these experiences, which involve vivid and real encounters with supernatural phenomena. I know most people will not believe me, but the descriptions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory in my book are based on real experiences.
SIN – Starts with a list of the “Top 10” most popular sins, but the bulk of the chapter is about abortion (nothing gruesome; it just talks about the absurdity of abortion and the absurdity of people who think abortion is “okay”). This chapter shows how abortion is connected with euthanasia, and includes a “satire” on how the ObamaCare healthcare law will pave the way for widespread euthanasia by setting up facilities called “Planned Childhood."
HOLINESS – Runs about 30 pages in the paperback and includes 7 pages on the evolution of physical matter (from the Big Bang to the formation of planet Earth) and the evolution of life (from microorganisms to animals to humans), including an accurate timeline of these events. The last 18 pages trace the history of Judaism and Christianity from 1000 B.C. (during the time of King David) to the time of the early Christian church around 300 A.D.
The final three pages of the book include a rational, logical explanation about who Jesus is, how Jesus’ Resurrection is the greatest “mutation” in the history of evolution, how the Resurrection transformed matter in a way that enabled a new world to emerge, how Baptism enables humans to participate in this new world, and how the Resurrection is a “cosmic event which includes Heaven and Earth and links them together.”