What if life isn't just a part of the universe . . . what if it determines the very structure of the universe itself? The theory that blew your mind in Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is back, with brand-new research revealing the startling truth about our existence. What is consciousness? Why are we here? Where did it all come from—the laws of nature, the stars, the universe? Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn't succeeded in providing many answers—until now. In The Grand Biocentric Design, Robert Lanza, one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," is joined by theoretical physicist Matej Pavšic and astronomer Bob Berman to shed light on the big picture that has long eluded philosophers and scientists alike. This engaging, mind-stretching exposition of how the history of physics has led us to Biocentrism—the idea that life creates reality-takes readers on a step-by-step adventure into the great science breakthroughs of the past centuries, from Newton to the weirdness of quantum theory, culminating in recent revelations that will challenge everything you think you know about our role in the universe. This book offers the most complete explanation of the science behind Biocentrism to date, delving into the origins of the memorable principles introduced in previous books in this series, as well as introducing new principles that complete the theory. The authors dive deep into topics including consciousness, time, and the evidence that our observations-or even knowledge in our minds-can affect how physical objects behave. The Grand Biocentric Design is a one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking explanation of how the universe works, and an exploration of the science behind the astounding fact that time, space, and reality itself, all ultimately depend upon us.
This engaging, mind-stretching exposition of how the history of physics has led us to Biocentrism—the idea that life creates reality-takes readers on a step-by-step adventure into the great science breakthroughs of the past centuries, ...
Author: Robert Lanza
Publisher: BenBella Books
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented, in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. The Grand Design explains the latest thoughts about model-dependent realism (the idea that there is no one version of reality), and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes. There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists).It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the unified theory Einstein spent a lifetime searching for.This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.
There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists).It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the ...
Author: Stephen Hawking
ONE NATION UNDIVIDED WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL “9/11’s lightning will always burn, Branding us with the scars of terror’s fangs: Forging, now, new American resolve To control fate’s dark reins – mount our powers To stomp terror out: singing Earth’s new songs, Anthems to whistle while we work the towers. . . THE BRAVE NEW TOWERS OF BELONGING.” [From 9/11—2001 – Ode in ALTARPIECES – composed 9/11—2002] Jihadist threats have lessened – internal terrorisms have evolved. COVID-19 surges. “Under God” was not in the Pledge of Allegiance as I was (still am) “GROWING-UP.” AND THE “HOLD ON” IS DAILY REAL AS HOLDING HIGH THAT TORCH !
The new release book is “The Grand Biocentric Design – How Life Creates Reality” – authors Lanza, Pavsic, and Berman. In time, I will read this book as I, someday, further my research on “consciousness.
Author: Michael D. O’Kelly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The papers presented in this volume range from proposals for new design approaches, historical analysis of the relationship between the practice of landscape architecture and environmentalism, to the theories of early practitioners of landscape architecture imbued by an environmentalist outlook. The issues above are addressed through topics as eclectic as the design of American zoos, the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority, road design and maintenance in Texas, and criticism of relationships between the words and works of select landscape architects. This volume provides a fresh approach to encounters between environmentalism and landscape architecture by reframing the issues through self-reflection instead of strategic debate.
By making unnecessarily grand claims for today's “ biocentric ” designs , landscape architects and their ... While the best work of today's zoo designers is impressive , exciting , and invaluable to our appreciation of wildlife , their ...
Author: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (22 : 2000 : Washington D.C.)
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine's ""100 Most Influential People in 2014,"" and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything we thought we knew about life, death, the universe, and the nature of reality itself. The first step is acknowledging that our existing model of reality is looking increasingly creaky in the face of recent scientific discoveries. Science tells us with some precision that the universe is 26.8 percent dark matter, 68.3 percent dark energy, and only 4.9 percent ordinary matter, but must confess that it doesn't really know what dark matter is and knows even less about dark energy. Science is increasingly pointing toward an infinite universe but has no ability to explain what that really means. Concepts such as time, space, and even causality are increasingly being demonstrated as meaningless. All of science is based on information passing through our consciousness but science hasn't the foggiest idea what consciousness is, and it can't explain the linkage between subatomic states and observation by conscious observers. Science describes life as an random occurrence in a dead universe but has no real understanding of how life began or why the universe appears to be exquisitely designed for the emergence of life. The biocentrism theory isn't a rejection of science. Quite the opposite. Biocentrism challenges us to fully accept the implications of the latest scientific findings in fields ranging from plant biology and cosmology to quantum entanglement and consciousness. By listening to what the science is telling us, it becomes increasingly clear that life and consciousness are fundamental to any true understanding of the universe. This forces a fundamental rethinking of everything we thought we knew about life, death, and our place in the universe.
And that's the current state of affairs in our search for a Grand Unified Theory. It dead-ended before the Second World War, ... If you want to design a better airliner, do you really want to incorporate peoples' hunches and moods?
Author: Robert Lanza
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Argues that the universe was configured to give rise to an intelligent species of life forms, namely human beings.
It is particularly hard to believe, in the case of the many complex adaptations restricted to remote islands, that their blueprint is an integral pan of the biocentric design of nature. That they are fundamentally contingent seems to be ...
Author: Michael Denton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world — a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius" and a “renegade thinker," even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocetnrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader's ideas of life--time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.
... 157–158, 164 Goldilocks principle, 83, 91 Grand Unified Theory (also Theory of Everything), 4, 13, 119, 161, 162, ... 88 Hubble, Edwin, 163 Hume, David, 118 I Inflation, 1, 5 Intelligent design, 83, 84 Interference pattern, 56–57, ...
Author: Robert Lanza
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
One of the best ways to get a handle on the core philosophical intent of an organization is to observe the way that organization approaches design . Ultimately , design is a signal of our intentions . A Culture of Biocentric Design ...
Strategies for Landscape Representation discusses a variety of digital and analogue production techniques for the representation of landscape at multiple scales. Careful consideration is required to represent time, and to ensure accuracy of representation and evaluation in the landscape. Written as a guide for making appropriate selection of a wide variety of visualisation tools for students and built environment professionals with an interest in landscape, the book charts emerging technologies and historical contexts whilst also being relevant to landscape legislation such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Landscape Assessment. This book is an innovation-driven text that encourages readers to make connections between software, technology and analogue modes. The management, choice and combination of such modes can arguably narrow the unknown of landscape character, address the issues of representing time and change in landscape and engage and represent communities’ perceptions and experience of landscape. Showcasing international examples from landscape architecture, planning, urban design and architecture, artists, visualisers, geographers, scientists and model makers, the vitality of making and intrinsic value of representational work in these processes and sites is evidenced. An accompanying companion website provides access to original source files and tutorials totalling over a hundred hours in mapping and GIS, diagrams and notation, photomontage, 3D modelling and 3D printing.
Interactions between people and the physical environment are complex, some having anthropocentric, biocentric and egocentric preferences. Landscape design may create an immediate space within its time zone; its site management contracts ...
Author: Paul Cureton
The Grand Design. New York: Bantam Books, 2012. Hoff, Ron. I Can See You Naked: A Fearless Guide to Making Great Presentations. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1988. Lanza, Robert, MD, with Bob Berman. Biocentrism: How Live and ...
Author: Michael H. Brackett
Publisher: Technics Publications
There are also those who are more overtly skeptical about the extent to which environmental values in the United States have changed , and especially about whether the biocentric view is influential today . Donald Worster has questioned ...
Author: Environmental Design Research Association
'Given the excellent historical context in which Corey frames his case and the rational manner in which he closes off the loopholes, the stage is set for paradigm shift in the secular area. I highly recommend this book.'-Hugh Ross, Astronomer
If life is so important to the Grand Designer , why would He put it on such a small “ speck of dust " in such an unfathomably large ... which is also the estimated age Evidence for the Biocentric Principle 55 7: The Size of the Universe.
Author: Michael Anthony Corey
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event.
Yes , Hitler's exceptionless biocentric design was unprecedented . 3. Yes , the category of physical genocide will serve to individuate the Sho'ah as an incommensurable moment within the parameters of Jewish history .
Author: Steven T. Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A mouse couple, in search of the mightiest husband for their daughter, approach the sun, the clouds, the wind, and a butte, before the unexpected victor finally appears.
Eli anni The Grand Canyon Polychrome Style is the only painted biocentric art complex in Arizona hailing from the Archeoiconic period . ... immobile anthropomorphs , comparatively realistic zoomorphs , and linear geometric designs .
Publisher: Kiva Publishing
This book examines posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal relief program designed to create jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. Cory Pillen focuses on several issues addressed repeatedly in the roughly 2,200 extant WPA posters created between 1935 and 1943: recreation and leisure, conservation, health and disease, and public housing. As the book shows, the posters promote specific forms of knowledge and literacy as solutions to contemporary social concerns. The varied issues these works engage and the ideals they endorse, however, would have resonated in complex ways with the posters’ diverse viewing public, working both for and against the rhetoric of consensus employed by New Deal agencies in defining and managing the relationship between self and society in modern America. This book will be of interest to scholars in design history, art history, and American studies.
A New Deal for Design Cory Pillen. promoted a biocentric approach to the environment premised on the notion that all life forms are interconnected and have intrinsic value. This understanding began to occupy an increasingly important ...
Author: Cory Pillen
But as Hawking and Mlodinow have argued in the recent work The Grand Design wherein they propose what they call 'Model ... biocentrism leads to a relaxing of the notion that all reduction events must be psychophysical events possessing ...
Author: Graham Smetham
Exploring several utopian imaginaries and practices, A Place for Utopia ties different times together from the early twentieth century to the present, the biographical and the anthropological, the cultural and the conjunctional, South Asia, Europe, and North America. It charts the valency of "utopia" for understanding designs for alternative, occluded, vernacular, or emergent urbanisms in the last hundred years. Central to the designs for utopia in this book are the themes of gardens, children, spiritual topographies, death, and hope. From the vitalist urban plans of the Scottish polymath Patrick Geddes in India to the Theosophical Society in Madras and the ways in which it provided a context for a novel South Indian garden design; from the visual, textual, and ritual designs of Californian Vedanta from the 1930s to the present; to the spatial transformations associated with post-1990s highways and rapid transit systems in Bangalore that are shaping an emerging “Indian New Age” of religious and somatic self-styling, Srinivas tells the story of contrapuntal histories, the contiguity of lives, and resonances between utopian worlds that are generative of designs for cultural alternatives and futures.
In miniature, these discussions for a vital and biocentric philosophy of the urban are best seen in Geddes's designs for suburbs and a zoo in Indore that simultaneously involve rethinking the relationship between the city and nature as ...
Author: Smriti Srinivas
Publisher: University of Washington Press
This volume provides an invaluable resource for advanced-level students of place and space in philosophy, geography, sociology and urban studies. It includes coverage of all the major terms, theories and concepts, examines specific cities and historical contexts, and explores future directions for a philosophy of the city.
Biocentric environmental philosophy, posthumanist philosophy, feminist philosophy, political philosophy et al. don't get it. ... But this is not always so: most grand design visions are equally political visions.
Author: Keith Jacobs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book takes a unique stance on a controversial topic: zoos. Zoos have their ardent supporters and their vocal detractors. And while we all have opinions on what zoos do, few people consider how they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than seventy interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into the otherwise unknown complexities of zooland. Zooland begins and ends with the story of Timmy, the oldest male gorilla in North America, to illustrate the dramatic transformations of zoos since the 1970s. Over these decades, modern zoos have transformed themselves from places created largely for entertainment to globally connected institutions that emphasize care through conservation and education. Zoos naturalize their spaces, classify their animals, and produce spectacular experiences for their human visitors. Zoos name, register, track, and allocate their animals in global databases. Zoos both abide by and create laws and industry standards that govern their captive animals. Finally, zoos intensely govern the reproduction of captive animals, carefully calculating the life and death of these animals, deciding which of them will be sustained and which will expire. Zooland takes readers behind the exhibits into the world of zoo animals and their caretakers. And in so doing, it turns its gaze back on us to make surprising interconnections between our understandings of the human and the nonhuman.
Immersion Design: Naturalizing the City Whatever exhibit you dream to create, COST artisans deliver stunning realism and ... [By contrast,] I developed the idea that immersion is a biocentric view, especially for the animals.
Author: Irus Braverman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
Contributions by prominent scholars examining the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology.
If one takes a biocentric view, X would not be restricted to human needs, opportunities, or welfare. It would also include parts of nature that are considered valuable in themselves. Think of the sustenance of endangered species, ...
Author: David M. Kaplan
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics