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An Interesting Theory!,
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This review is from: The God Theory: Universes, Zero-point Fields, And What's Behind It All (Hardcover)
I believe that God exists -- it is only that I don't know what God actually is. Perhaps Mister Haisch has God pegged via his unique theory.
It's an interesting theory (a synthesis of science and spirtuality) in which the author believes that God is attempting to experience His full measure of potential "as God" by actualizing Himself through each human being within the physical realm. (We are His incarnations.)
Just a few random things in general about it:
He comes down hard against the materialism (the belief that reality consists of matter and energy and nothing else) and reductionism (the belief that complex things can be explained by examining their constituent parts only) of scientists who refuse to accomodate even the "possibility of the spiritual", but he's equally critical of the massive failings of religion.
He focuses on the "Zero-Point Field" -- A special light energy that is supposed to inhabit all of space as mandated by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. He explores the possibility that this background sea of quantum light existing throughout the universe (the zero-point field) is what makes matter the solid and stable stuff that it is.
He proposes that "consciousness" gives rise to matter and not vice versa -- it is the primary stuff of reality shaping and directing matter by an "infinite intelligence" dreaming up an infinite variety of laws and physical constant values and then letting them play out in all their varieties in this and other universes.
Though I don't embrace the "God Theory" outright, I can't dismiss the idea out of hand because he makes a somewhat compelling case for it. It is as valid a possibility for explaining it all as anything else that has come before.
Mister Haisch does an excellent job in explaining scientific concepts so that the non-scientist can understand it well enough.
If you have a "scientific mindset" but can accomodate the possibilities of the "spiritual" or if you have a "spiritual mindset" but can accomodate the principles of science then you may find this theory at the very least an interesting one.
I have no negative comment about the book except that it is too short.
I hope I have been helpful to you.
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Initial post: Sep 8, 2007 8:49:20 PM PDT
Free Thinker says:
Great review; comprehensive and even-handed. Thanks!
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Grumple Dumple says:
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Leslie Estes says:
One of the best reviews I have read - on any subject. Articulate, easy to understand. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2008 5:26:58 PM PDT
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Grumple Dumple says:
Posted on Aug 30, 2015 11:55:37 AM PDT
Something You Said says:
A straightforwardly understandable review. Refreshing. I encounter too many reviews that are confusing.
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