I have heard from a number of people about my blog post entitled Physics in Crisis, including someone who asked a question that has been on my mind for awhile. How is it that in the year 2014 nearly everyone pursuing a career in science still insists on building that career on core beliefs that are flat-out wrong?
The way I more often phrase the question is, “Could I be crazy?” I don’t think so. Everyone who has open-mindedly studied the evidence has drawn the same conclusions about the nature of reality that I have drawn. We can’t all be crazy! But you must agree that it is flat-out strange that most real scientists continue to stonewall evidence that doesn’t fit their theories. By default, in 2014 many of those doing genuine science are non-scientists.
Never having taken a course in physics, I am a quantum physics enthusiast. The great Max Planck is my personal hero. Never having taken biology beyond one mandatory course in college, I consider Bruce Lipton to be a transformative figure. Because knowing the truth is so essential but the real scientists don’t seem to be pursuing it, I join other open-minded researchers in doing science. When eventually mainstream scientists return to open-mindedly seeking the truth, we will be delighted to give them back this baton!
To be worth pursuing, every scientific theory must do three things. It must fit all the known facts, it must not be readily refutable, and it must be predictive. It still might not eventually be shown to be right, but if a theory passes those base tests then it needs to be pursued and further tested.
I here propose a theory of everything that can be shown to pass all tests. It is this: What we think of as human consciousness is primary and eternal. Simple! It explains many things that continue to puzzle mainstream scientists of all stripes, and it provides a way to unite Newtonian and quantum physics. Beyond that, it explains every instance of what scientists persist in calling “paranormal phenomena” because they cannot see where they fit. Scientists can’t understand what they call the paranormal so they ignore it, which makes as much sense as it would make for them to avoid studying the air because it’s invisible.
A consciousness theory of everything works. It is simple, testable, predictive, and useful. Whether it is next year or another hundred years from now, eventually it will be shown to be right.
The problem with mainstream scientists is that they have adopted atheism as a “fundamental dogma,” so all their work is tinged with a worry that they might inadvertently find God. Anything that bases itself on a dogma is a religion, by definition.
Max Planck first advanced the theory that consciousness is primary as he developed quantum physics, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1918. It was obvious to the earliest quantum physicists that you cannot get behind consciousness. Max Planck was right a century ago. He is even more right today.
Most scientists hate the notion of a consciousness theory of everything. They can’t refute it, and I suspect that some of them are coming to realize that it might be right. So what do they do? They ignore it. They refuse to look at the relevant evidence. They try to debunk any evidence that comes into public awareness, and they shame those who dare to take that evidence seriously. Meanwhile, they use billion-dollar particle colliders to seek support for other theories, and they slice and dice donor brains in a desperate search for something they might call a source of human consciousness. All that money and effort is being wasted.
I wouldn’t care, except that this scientific stonewalling is doing so much harm. Let’s look at a few of the ways in which you and I are being hurt:
1) Most people still fear death and mourn their dead loved ones. Knowing that human consciousness is eternal will greatly lessen all these pains, and will spur research into ways to facilitate better communication between the dead and the living.
2) Many of us consider this life to be all there is and think we can coast through it. In fact, this lifetime is meant for spiritual growth to improve the eternal lives that we live in other dimensions. There is no shortcut around actually doing the spiritual work that we have set for ourselves, as those who believe they can live lazy lives and then be “saved” on their deathbeds must learn to their sorrow.
3) Spiritual energy powerfully affects our lives. As Jesus said, if we believe we can move matter with our minds, then we can do it. Easy-peasy. Many ills can be caused, lessened, and even cured by our minds. There are so many ways in which our individual consciousness works in our daily lives that it would take a whole book to look at them all, yet mainstream science ignores this field altogether.
No one is asking mainstream scientists to believe anything! All we are asking is that they open their minds and look at the evidence without a beliefs-based bias.
As the great Max Planck said more than eighty years ago:
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
He was right! When will the physicists who revere him today begin to consider that possibility?
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