“Biocentrism”: is it woo?

Why Evolution Is True

Again I violate the rules by answering a title question with the word “yes.”

About two weeks ago I posted about the theory of “biocentrism” proposed by Robert Lanza. At that time, I didn’t know much about the theory, but was decrying a piece Lanza wrote in the Independent arguing that his theory suggested that we would have an afterlife: that the concept of death was an illusion, and therefore “could not exist in any real sense.” If that’s the case, where is my last cat?

I’ve now read a bit more about the theory, since in 2009 Lanza published a precis of it on the NBC website. His precis is called “‘Biocentrism’: how life creates the universe,” and it’s an excerpt from his book with Bob Berman, Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.   (When reading the…

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