A famed scientists has stirred up the internet after saying that the Biblical story of creation in the book of Genesis confirms ‘intelligence existed before matter’, and that fact supports his theory that “we never really die, we are eternal.” His remarks have sparked an intense online discussion about the soul, consciousness, God and the afterlife.
In a book called “Biocentrism: How life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature and the universe”, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza, who the New York Times pronounced as the third most important living scientist, published his belief that life does not end when the body dies, but it lasts forever.
Lanza, an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of the Company for advanced cell technology, became famous for his research on stem cells, he was known for the successful experiments of cloning endangered species.
Lanza says that the “death of awareness is not possible, but is only a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body will disappear sooner or later and that their consciousness will die with the body.”
“Life and consciousness are the basis of the universe and that consciousness creates the material universe, and not vice versa,” he says in his book.
According to Lanza, the structure and forces of the universe are tuned for life, suggesting that the Biblical story creation in the book of Genesis is proof that “intelligence existed before matter.”
“If the body creates awareness, then awareness dies along with the body, but if the body receives consciousness, it is clear that consciousness continues to exist when it leaves its physical shell.” he explains.
So the big question is, where does ‘consciousness’ go after the body dies?
The bible teaches that the soul goes to a place of rest until judgement day. Dr. Lanza, however, claims that “consciousness simply goes out of the body to become part of the “energy that fuels the universe.”
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