Quantum mechanics and other rules of quantum physics prove that there is an afterlife, according to scientist Robert Lanza. Lanza is a physicist who recently proposed the theory of “biocentrism.” This theory states that humans are eternal beings who have created the concept of life and death with our own consciousnesses and that death actually does not exist; we only think it exists because it’s what we have collectively come to believe. Humans create the universe with our consciousness, not the other way around, Lanza says.
To illustrate his theory of an afterlife, Lanza uses the famous and well-known “double slit experiment.” This test proves that all matter can act as a wave, and as such can exist simultaneously in multiple places, but is only perceived to be a singular unit of movement when it is watched by humans. In other words, only our consciousness-our perception-makes the particle behave like a linear object. When the particle is not watched by the human eye, it acts like a wave and passes through multiple slits simultaneously.
This experiment, Lanza says, is the key to our understanding of how our consciousness creates what we perceive to be reality. In this way, his theory is parallel to the theoretical idea of multiverses. There are some theoretical physicists who believe that we exist not just in one universe, but in a possibly infinite number of multiple universes; and that everything that could possibly happen-every scenario that could possibly be imagined-is happening simultaneously in another universe starring us; we just don’t know it.
Lanza says we create everything around us and that death is simply an illusion that we have also created. He says that each person is a “perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse,” and that “Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life-matrix.” This happens, he adds, through the theory of biocentrism and the workings of quantum mechanics. Lanza has written a book about his findings entitled Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.
Lanza’s ideas, however, have been soundly debunked and rejected by numerous scientists as a misunderstanding of actual quantum mechanics and the laws of quantum physics. In a blog post entitled Biocentrism Demystified: A Response to Deepak Chopra and Robert Lanza’s Notion of a Conscious Universe, scientist and writer Vinod Wadhawan debunks both Lanza and the self-proclaimed “guru” Deepak Chopra, who holds similar views to Lanza, thusly:
-Space and time exist, even though they are relative and not absolute.
-Modern quantum theory, long after the now-discredited Copenhagen interpretation, is consistent with the idea of an objective universe that exists without a conscious observer.
-Lanza and Chopra misunderstand and misuse the anthropic principle.
-The biocentrism approach does not provide any new information about the nature of consciousness, and relies on ignoring recent advances in understanding consciousness from a scientific perspective.
-Both authors show thinly-veiled disdain for Darwin, while not actually addressing his science in the article. Chopra has demonstrated his utter ignorance of evolution multiple times.
Wadhawan’s post is extremely thorough in describing the actual quantum mechanics and rules of quantum physics and how they don’t add up to prove Lanza’s theories correct. Additionally, mainstream science rejects those who do not understand Darwin’s theory of evolution. This theory is generally understood and accepted by the scientific community.
Quantum mechanics proves an afterlife through “biocentrism” says scientist Lanza, but his views are regarded as “pseudo-science” by the larger community of researchers.
By: Rebecca Savastio
Times of India