Mail Online has posted a review of a theory outlined in a book by scientist, Robert Lanza, Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, in which he challenges scientific preconceptions regarding the nature and origin of life.
Before looking into his controversial theory, consider Lanza's credentials, outlined as follows:
"Dr. Robert Lanza is considered one of the leading scientists in the world. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, and a professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has several hundred publications and inventions, and over two dozen scientific books: among them, Principles of Tissue Engineering, which is recognized as the definitive reference in the field. Others include One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century (Foreword by President Jimmy Carter), and the Handbook of Stem Cells and Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, which are considered the definitive references in stem cell research. Dr. Lanza received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar." - Lanza's biography is summarized in more detail at this link.
In essence, Lanza proposes that consciousness holds supremacy over the material world. This, of course, is in keeping with the biblical account of Genesis in which the material world was created by the consciousness and will of God. In his article, "Is There a God or Is There Nothingness? New Scientific Paradigm" lanza states,
"And perhaps, if science is clever enough to see, it will realize that religion may not be too far off with its concrete imagery; and that relative to the supreme creator, we humans are much like the microorganisms we scrutinize under the microscope.”
I have explored the question of God's existence with regard to quantum physics in another post, How Identity, Logic and Physics Prove God's Existence.
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