I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

I came across this article on Viral Post not too long ago.


Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

According to Dr. Stuart Hameroff, a near-death experience happens when the quantum information that inhabits the nervous system leaves the body and dissipates into the universe.

Contrary to materialistic accounts of consciousness, Dr. Hameroff offers an alternative explanation of consciousness that can perhaps appeal to both the rational scientific mind and personal intuitions.

Consciousness resides, according to Stuart and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose, in the microtubules of the brain cells, which are the primary sites of quantum processing.

Upon death, this information is released from your body, meaning that your consciousness goes with it.

They have argued that our experience of consciousness is the result of quantum gravity effects in these microtubules, a theory which they dubbed orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR).

Consciousness, or at least proto-consciousness is theorized by them to be a fundamental property of the universe, present even at the first moment of the universe during the Big Bang.

“In one such scheme proto-conscious experience is a basic property of physical reality accessible to a quantum process associated with brain activity.”

Our souls are in fact constructed from the very fabric of the universe – and may have existed since the beginning of time. Our brains are just receivers and amplifiers for the proto-consciousness that is intrinsic to the fabric of space-time.

So is there really a part of your consciousness that is non-material and will live on after the death of your physical body?

Dr Hameroff told the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole documentary:

“Let’s say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, the microtubules lose their quantum state.

The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can’t be destroyed, it just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large”.

Robert Lanza would add here that not only does it exist in the universe, it exists perhaps in another universe.

If the patient is resuscitated, revived, this quantum information can go back into the microtubules and the patient says “I had a near death experience”‘

He adds: “If they’re not revived, and the patient dies, it’s possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul.”

This account of quantum consciousness explains things like near-death experiences, astral projection, out of body experiences, and even reincarnation without needing to appeal to religious ideology.

The energy of your consciousness potentially gets recycled back into a different body at some point, and in the mean time it exists outside of the physical body on some other level of reality, and possibly in another universe.

Lets look at some of this a little closer.

Theory is a system of ideas intended to explain something, such as a single or collection of fact(s), event(s), or phenomen(a)(on). Typically, a theory is developed through the use of contemplative and rational forms of abstract and generalized thinking. Furthermore, a theory is often based on general principles that are independent of the thing being explained. Depending on the context, the results might for example include generalized explanations of how nature works. The word has its roots in ancient Greek, but in modern use it has taken on several different related meanings. A theory is not the same as a hypothesis. A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observation, and from the assumptions of the explanation follows a number of possible hypotheses that can be tested in order to provide support for, or challenge, the theory.

In science, the term “theory” refers to “a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment.”

In short, a Theory is itself not yet proven, so not a Law, and as such cannot be used as proof of anything else. It can be used to support another theory, as is actually being done in the case above, rather than what is given in the entirely misleading title “Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death.” Beyond that little point, other universes have also yet to be proven to exist. There is evidence, there are many theories, but lack of proof is yet another hole in the offered title.

Looking more closely at Robert Lanza’s Biocentrism, just because some idea(r) was considered challenging to our primitive ancestors, and they came to accept it, it has no bearing whatsoever on lending credibility to any equally challenging idea(r) today. The idea(r) that the universe seems “fine-tuned for the existence of life” is quite simply to put the cart before the horse. That life as we know it seems intrinsically tied into certain functions of the universe is far more easily and rationally explained by the fact that life evolved within that construct. Those forms of life which succeeded are the only ones who have become capable of this level of self examination, and surviving has meant that they are the forms which work best within that construct, the ones that fit.

Uncertainty should be looked at as a limitation of our perception, rather than our perception controlling the Universe, and lets say for the sake of argument that our consciousness does in some way influence the universe. There is a huge gape between influence and control.

Lanza seems merely to be attempting a circuitous route to offer up another version of Creationism, and Intelligent Design, taking a mythical god out of the equation and putting some other form there. If our consciousness existed before the physical universe, than our consciousness obviously has no need of a physical form, a form which to all observation places significant limitations upon that consciousness. But let’s just say for the sake of argument that Lanza is perfectly correct. A primordial consciousness, or amalgam of consciousnesses created the universe so it/they could limit themselves. Unless he is proposing that we humans are it for that consciousness, then the Universe has life spread throughout it. Even on this single planet we cannot agree on many fundamental aspects of how the Universe (being simultaneously created by all our consciousnesses) works. To presume that all other potential life out there will agree among themselves, let alone with each other, or us, then I have to ask: How many contradictory views are out there operating on the universe creating and maintaining level? Where are we observing laws that are not uniform (hence the name Laws) that represent these contradicting consciousnesses? Or do they cancel each other out? Yet the Universe continues to exist in the face of these contradictory forces, of which there is no evidence.

Bio-Centrism? Absolutely, but not in the sense Lanza expresses. Bio-Centrism is nothing more than the arrogance of people who think the Universe exists for their purposes, rather than that they are simply the ones who have managed to survive (so far) in a Universe which exists within a framework which allows life to exist. A modern equivalent of claiming the Earth sits at the center of the Universe.

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  • Magik13

    Great piece here synthesizing materialist scientific paradigm with the actual experiences that humans have had since the beginning of human history. Experienced meditators and disciplined spiritual practitioners have always known that consciousness exists independently of the brain. However in this plane of the multi-dimensional Universe, the physical brain is the necessary vehicle of consciousness and is required for souls to experience life. Conscious souls do indeed survive death and each and every one of us is accountable for what we say and do.

  • The Villar

    I think a stork brought me.

  • skin

    Even big bang is a theory, its not big bang proof. Darwin’s theory of evolution is a theory, not a Darwin’s proof of evolution. Materialist scientists are biased to find things in their so called logical way, they don’t want to keep their minds open. And if someone tries to go out of way they shout just like in olden times when someone spoke against religion. They have made science into a religion, if you speak against its laws you will be rediculed.

  • liz

    Very superficial analysis of a brilliant theory. You don’t get it at all.

  • Namwang Stephen Karlo

    if life after death exist, then i would argue that at one point in a certain world we died and we are in next world of today meaning people lives continue from world to the next world and i would agree that all living exist since creation start but the arrival time varies this means that total population of things or existence on earth was there from the start of creation and all living were created once but arrival differ. for example if you wanted to construct the building yo must first have the preview of the building you are intending to have before it exist then later you make seen to people after some period of time it will go old and collapse then you plan for another one as it continue in the same place and some style with the life

  • Why limit this to the Earth.

    All living things in the Universe.

  • As you rightly point out, The Big Bang is a theory. Though we have an abundance of physical evidence, the discovery of the Higgs Boson being the final piece of the puzzle, which all points the same direction.

    But as a Theory, you correctly assess that there is not yet absolute proof, so you cannot justifiably support that Quantum THEORY can be used as PROOF of life after death without utterly contradicting your own statements.

    And you have a very superficial and ill informed analysis of science.

  • IThinkso

    The name “the big bang Theory (aka conjure)” and its de’scribed definition is antithetical to common observations.

    “أَوَلَمْ يَرَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقًا فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا ۖ وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاءِ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ ۖ أَفَلَا يُؤْمِنُونَ”

    “Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?”

  • That quotation does not describe any observations, only dogma, which is itself antithetical to observation. In fact dogma relies wholly on predetermined conclusions and rejects wholly any observations which contradict or cannot be warped to fit that conclusion.

  • L. Wolonsky

    I was thinking exactly the same thing!