Biocentrism (theory of everything) from Greek: βίος, bios, “life”; and κέντρον, kentron, “center” — also known as the biocentric universe — is a theory proposed in 2007 by American scientist Robert Lanza, which sees biology as the central driving science in the universe, and an understanding of the other sciences as reliant on a deeper understanding of biology. Lanza believes that life and biology are central to being, reality, and the cosmos—consciousness creates the universe rather than the other way around. While physics is considered fundamental to the study of the universe, and chemistry fundamental to the study of life, Lanza claims that scientists will need to place biology before the other sciences to produce a “theory of everything”.
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MSNBC: Free Online Abridgment of Biocentrism

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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Stem cell pioneer Robert Lanza has been on the frontier of cloning and stem cells for more than a decade, so he’s well-acclimated to controversy. But his book “Biocentrism” is generating controversy on a different plane. Does all this make a difference in daily life, or how you see the world? Take a look at the free sample of “Biocentrism.”

“One of the finest & best current books I have read on the subject of human “consciousness.” Lanza is a genius of first magnitude … When they write the list of this Century’s most important books, you can bet the farm this title will be near the top.”
‒ Robert Steven Thomas TOP 500 REVIEWER, Amazon.com

Lanza Interviewed By Michio Kaku

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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“To give us a glimpse about some of the big breakthroughs that were made in biotechnology, we have Dr. Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology. He is one of the leading scientists making breakthroughs in this fast moving field.”

“Dr. Michio Kaku”

“Professor of Theoretical Physics and Co-Founder of String Theory”

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Beyond Biocentrism

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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BEYOND BIOCENTRISM

Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality … but that was just the beginning.

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You Really Are the Center of the Universe

Saturday, November 1st, 2008
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We go to and fro our little affairs on an insignificant little planet orbiting an insignificant little sun. Scientists tell us that the universe doesn’t care if we—the little creatures who inhabit this earth—are alive or dead. But there’s a problem with this view—a big problem.

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Lanza featured on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC’s) Ideas, one of the oldest and most respected radio programs in the world

Saturday, January 15th, 2005
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BEYOND BIOCENTRISM: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death
Host Paul Kennedy has his understanding of reality turned-upside-down by Dr. Robert Lanza in this paradigm-shifting hour. Dr. Lanza provides a compelling argument for consciousness as the basis for the universe, rather than consciousness simply being its by-product.

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Reception to Biocentrism by Scientists & Scholars

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

“… Robert Lanza’s work is a wake-up call to all of us”
—David Thompson, Astrophysicist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

“The heart of [biocentrism], collectively, is correct…So what Lanza says in this book is not new. Then why does Robert have to say it at all? It is because we, the physicists, do NOT say it–or if we do say it, we only whisper it, and in private–furiously blushing as we mouth the words. True, yes; politically correct, hell no! Bless Robert Lanza for creating this book, and bless Bob Berman for not dissuading friend Robert from going ahead with it…Lanza’s remarkable personal story is woven into the book, and is uplifting. You should enjoy this book, and it should help you on your personal journey to understanding.”
—Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

“It is genuinely an exciting piece of work…and coheres with some of the things biology and neuroscience are telling us about the structures of our being. Just as we now know that the sun doesn’t really move but we do (we are the active agents), so it is suggesting that we are the entities that give meaning to the particular configuration of all possible outcomes we call reality.”
—Ronald Green, Eunice & Julian Cohen Professor and Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College

“[Biocentrism] takes into account all the knowledge we have gained over the last few centuries…placing in perspective our biologic limitations that have impeded our understanding of greater truths surrounding our existence and the universe around us. This new theory is certain to revolutionize our concepts of the laws of nature for centuries to come.”
—Anthony Atala, renowned scientist, W.H. Boyce Professor, Chair, and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

“Having interviewed some of the most brilliant minds in the scientific world, I found Dr. Robert Lanza’s insights into the nature of consciousness original and exciting. His theory of biocentrism is consistent with the most ancient traditions of the world which say that consciousness conceives, governs, and becomes a physical world.”
—Deepak Chopra, Bestselling Author, one of the top heroes and icons of the century

“It’s a masterpiece…combines a deep understanding and broad insight into 20th century physics and modern biological science; in so doing, he forces a reappraisal of this hoary epistemological dilemma…Bravo”
—Michael Lysaght, Professor and Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

“Now that I have spent a fair amount of time the last few months doing a bit of writing, reading and thinking about this, and enjoying it and watching it come into better focus, And as I go deeper into my Zen practice, And as I am about half way through re-reading Biocentrism, My conclusion about the book Biocentrism is: Holy shit, that’s a really great book!
—Ralph Levinson, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

From physicist Scott M. Tyson’s book
The Unobservable Universe

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
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“I downloaded a digital copy of [Biocentrism] in the privacy of my home, where no one could observe my buying or reading such a “New Agey” sort of cosmology book. Now, mind you, my motivation was not all that pure. It was my intention to read the book so I could more effectively refute it like a dedicated physicist was expected to. I consider myself to be firmly and exclusively entrenched in the cosmology camp embodied by the likes of Stephen Hawking, Lisa Randall, Brain Greene, and Edward Witten. After all, you know what Julius Caesar said: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” I needed to know what the other camps were thinking so I could better defend my position. It became necessary to penetrate the biocentrism camp.

The book had the completely opposite effect on me. The views that Dr. Lanza presented in this book changed my thinking in ways from which there could never be retreat. Before I had actually finished reading the book, it was abundantly obvious to me that Dr. Lanza’s writings provided me with the pieces of perspective that I had been desperately seeking. Everything I had learned and everything I thought I knew just exploded in my mind and, as possibilities first erupted and then settled down, a completely new understanding emerged. The information I had accumulated in my mind hadn’t changed, but the way I viewed it did— in a really big way.”

Work with Christiaan Barnard

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004
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Performed the World’s First Heart Transplant

New England Journal of Medicine 307; 1275 (1982)
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American Heart Journal 107; 8 (1984)
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Theory of every-living-thing

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

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The quest to unify all of physics into a “the theory of everything” has inspired a host of ideas. Now a pioneer in the field of stem cell research has weighed in with an essay that brings biology and consciousness into the mix.

MSNBC.com Cosmic Log

Biocentrism (theory of everything)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Biocentrism (theory of everything) from Greek: βίος, bios, “life”; and κέντρον, kentron, “center” — also known as the biocentric universe — is a theory proposed in 2007 by American scientist Robert Lanza. In this view, life and biology are central to being, reality, and the cosmos. Biocentrism asserts that current theories of the physical world do not work, and can never be made to work, until they fully account for life and consciousness. – From WIKIPEDIA   Read More

The Grand Biocentric Design / How Life Creates Reality

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

by Robert Lanza and Matej Pavšič, with Bob Berman What if life isn’t just a part of the universe … what if it determines the very structure of the universe itself. The theory that blew your mind in Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is back, with brand-new research revealing the startling truth about our existence. What …

Death is Only the Beginning

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Photo of Dr. Robert Lanza

Stem cell pioneer Robert Lanza has been on the frontier of cloning and stem cells for more than a decade, so he’s well-acclimated to controversy. But his book “Biocentrism” is generating controversy on a different plane. Does all this make a difference in daily life, or how you see the world? Take a look at the free sample of “Biocentrism.”

Biocentrism Author, Robert Lanza Named One of the Top 50 “World Thinkers”

Monday, September 26th, 2016
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Robert Lanza selected as one of the top “World Thinkers 2015” by Prospect Magazine. The thinkers were chosen for “engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today,” as well as for their continuing significance for “this year’s biggest questions” (in economics, science, philosophy, cultural and social criticism and in politics).

On Decoherence in Quantum Gravity

Sunday, September 25th, 2016
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On Decoherence in Quantum Gravity

In his papers on relativity, Einstein showed that time was relative to the observer. This new paper takes this one step further, arguing that the observer creates it. The paper shows that the intrinsic properties of quantum gravity and matter alone cannot explain the tremendous effectiveness of the emergence of time and the lack of quantum entanglement in our everyday world. Instead, it’s necessary to include the properties of the observer, and in particular, the way we process and remember information.

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The Grand Biocentric Design

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

The theory that blew your mind in Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is back, with brand-new research revealing the startling truth about our existence.

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What is consciousness? Why are we here? Where did it all come from? All of it, the laws of nature, the stars, the universe. Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn’t succeeded in providing many answers – until now. In The Grand Biocentric Design, Robert Lanza, one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” is joined by theoretical physicist Matej Pavsic and astronomer Bob Berman to shed light on the big picture that has long eluded philosophers and scientists alike.

The Grand Biocentric Design is a one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking explanation of how the universe works, and an exploration of the science behind the astounding fact that time, space, and reality itself, all ultimately depend on us.

“quite thrilling … its notions are exciting ones, and they do a sound job of linking them to observable, replicable experiments. Fans of revolutionary science—or just big, cerebral questions—will enjoy this ambitious work. A thought-provoking dispatch from the frontier of physics.” —Kirkus Reviews

“a masterpiece”—Anthony Atala, W. Boyce Professor, Wake Forest University

“paradigm-shattering”―Lucian Del Priore, Robert R. Young Professor, Yale University

“It’s fabulous—I couldn’t put it down!” —Ralph Levinson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA

What Happened Before Creation?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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Everyone knows that something is screwy with the way we visualize the cosmos. Theories of its origins screech to a halt when they reach the very event of interest — the moment of creation, the “Big Bang.”

Judgement Day Is Coming

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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We suppose ourselves to be a pond; and if there is any justice, it must approach upon these shores. But there are consequences to our actions that transcend our ordinary, classical way of thinking.

What Are We?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
What Are We? New Experiments Suggests We’re Not Purely Physical

New experiments suggest part of us exists outside of the physical world. We assume there’s a universe “out there” separate from what we are, and that we play no role in its appearance. Yet experiments show just the opposite.

Life Is Forever

Monday, May 10th, 2010
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Experiments suggest life cannot be destroyed. According to Biocentrism, consciousness can’t be extinguished in a timeless, spaceless world.

Who Are We?

Monday, May 10th, 2010
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We’re taught that the universe can be fundamentally divided into two entities: ourselves and that which is outside of us. But you’re not an object — if you divorce one side of the equation from the other you cease to exist.

Do You Only Live Once?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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Life is a flowering and adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking, an interlude in a melody so vast and eternal that human ears can’t appreciate the tonal range of the symphony.

Where Did The Universe Come From?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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We take physics as a kind of magic and think everything just popped into existence one day out of nothingness. But we’re living through a profound shift in worldview, from the belief that life is an insignificant part of the physical universe, to one in which we’re the origin.

Anything Beyond the Universe?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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We’re about to be broadsided by the most explosive event in history. But it won’t be rockets that take us the next step. Sometime in the future science life will finally figure out how to escape from its corporeal cage.

Why Do We Exist?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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What sustains us in and above the void of nothingness? We can’t see the laws that uphold the world, and that if they be removed the Universe would collapse to nothing.

What Is Happiness?

Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Did you ever wonder why people like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson didn’t fare any better than you or I despite all their money, fame, and access to people of wisdom? The answer lies in your own backyard.

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, July 15th, 2004
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h-index for Lanza = 81

From Wikipedia: The h-index measures both the productivity and impact of a scientist or scholar. A value for h of about 12 might be typical for advancement to tenure (associate professor) at major [US] research universities. A value of about 18 could mean a full professorship, 15–20 could mean a fellowship in the American Physical Society, and 45 or higher could mean membership in the United States National Academy of Sciences. According to Hirsch (who put forward the h-index), an h index of 20 is good, 40 is outstanding, and 60 is truly exceptional.

U.S. News & World Report Cover Story

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

“…his mentors described him [Lanza] as a “genius,” a “renegade” thinker, even likening him to Einstein.”

Lanza Featured in Fortune Magazine

“Robert Lanza is the living embodiment of the character played by Matt Damon in the movie Good Will Hunting. Growing up underprivileged in Stoughton, Mass., south of Boston, the young preteen caught the attention of Harvard Medical School researchers when he showed up on the university steps having successfully altered the genetics of chickens in his basement. Over the next decade, he was to be “discovered” and taken under the wing of scientific giants such as psychologist B. F. Skinner, immunologist Jonas Salk, and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. His mentors described him as a “genius,” a “renegade” thinker, even likening him to Einstein.”

Is Death the End?

Tuesday, October 25th, 1121
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Experiments suggest we create time, not the other way around. Life is just one fragment of time, one brushstroke in a picture larger than ourselves, eternal even when we die.

Who is Robert Lanza

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Robert Lanza, M. D. is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Ocata Therapeutics (formerly Advanced Cell Technology), and Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His current research focuses on stem cells and regenerative medicine and their potential to provide therapies for some of the world’s most deadly and debilitating conditions. Dr. Lanza has …