This is a question that not only philosophers, scientists and religious men have tried so hard to answer but also modern day science seeks to solve. However, where does our consciousness comes from and where is the true origin? Could it simply be a result of the brain, or maybe the brain itself is a receiver of consciousness? If consciousness is not a product of the brain, it would mean that our physical bodies are not necessary for its continuation; that awareness can exist outside our bodies.
A new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.
Dr Robert Lanza, a scientist and theoretician, claims there is no such thing as death – just death of the body.
He believes our minds exist through energy which is contained in our bodies and is released once our physical beings cease in a process he calls ‘biocentrism’.
Dr Lanza says that we simply believe we die because that is what we are taught – but the reality is an illusion.
The scientist’s theory essentially elaborates on Einstein’s famous quote, where he said: “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. “
As such, when our physical bodies die, the energy of our consciousness – which scientists do not fully understand yet – could continue on a quantum level.
Dr Lanza says that “there are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe”.
As a result, he theorises that the consciousness continues to exist in a parallel universe.
Dr Lanza points to the uncertainty principle – a 1927 theory from German physicist Werner Heisenberg which says that the velocity and position of an object can be measured at the same time.
Death Is Just An Illusion
“If there’s really a world out there with particles just bouncing around, then we should be able to measure all their properties. But we can’t. Why should it matter to a particle what you decide to measure?
“Consider the double-slit experiment: if one ‘watches’ a subatomic particle or a bit of light pass through slits on a barrier, it behaves like a particle and creates solid-looking hits behind the individual slits on the final barrier that measures the impacts.
Like a tiny bullet, it logically passes through one or the other hole.
“But if the scientists do not observe the trajectory of the particle, then it exhibits the behaviour of waves that allow it pass through both holes at the same time.
“Why does our observation change what happens? Answer: Because reality is a process that requires our consciousness.”
Ultimately, Dr Lanza states that nothing exists without consciousness; what we see is merely perception.
Everything we see, he states, is simply information within our consciousness that is being stored in a body that will inevitably self-destruct.
Additionally, space and time are the tools for our consciousness to piece everything together and there would not be death in a timeless and spaceless world, which one of the infinite parallel universes would contain.