Scientists are starting to think the unthinkable – is our Universe itself conscious, and stars volitional beings? “Veteran physicist” Gregory Matloff and I share more than our first names. You can read his original scientific paper here or get the essence of it and related thoughts in the NBC News story below – but first a paragraph from me.
My exploration of stellar consciousness let inevitably to that same conclusion. Here are my thoughts in the chapter on that subject in my book, published 2008.
“It seems apparent that Universe itself is but another level of higher mind – albeit the highest as far as we are concerned. Perhaps each of its countless billions of giant galaxies is the equivalent of a single neuron firing in our own brain. Its invisible mind might be filling the entirety of what we consider to be the empty space between galaxies – a space that is infused with the electromagnetic vibrations of everything else in the Universe. We are assured by modern astrophysicists that the Universe contains “dark energy,” a force which they are at a loss to define or explain, but whose existence is essential to their calculations, Could this indefinable “energy” be something to do with universal consciousness – a force unto itself with the ability to hold the cosmos together?”
that NBC news story ———————–
Is the Universe Conscious? Some of the world’s most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.
For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star stuff” — that the atoms of our bodies were literally forged in the nuclear furnaces of other stars.
Even in that context, Gregory Matloff’s ideas are shocking. The veteran physicist at New York City College of Technology recently published a paper arguing that humans may be like the rest of the universe in substance and in spirit. A “proto-consciousness field” could extend through all of space, he argues. Stars may be thinking entities that deliberately control their paths. Put more bluntly, the entire cosmos may be self-aware.
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It is truly amazing that you wrote a book about the universe and consciousness long before it was popular discussion, brilliant. I just found the article and did a post here on WordPress yesterday. If this theorem is true, and I think it makes sense and certainly answers many questions that philosophers, theologians, and scientists have long since queried, than it changes everything in the most wonderful way. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the feedback Karen Dowdall. The most exciting part of my book were the inescapable implications and ramifications of stellar consciousness, most of which are not yet touched upon the in work of Gregory Matloff or others mentioned in that article.
Hello Gregory Sams, I recently read your blog and your reviews for your stand out non-fiction, Son of God. I feel you have always been way ahead of your time, since you first invented the Vegeburger and before, actually. I have always know the cosmos is alive and conscious, in its way, different and at a much higher level, I would think. It actually formed itself. That must have taken some doing, to accomplish such a feat. But, it too is but a part of the Cosmos, isn’t it. I have a feeling you believe that too. Of course, I must purchase your book to find out. Thank you for our comment. Karen
Thanks for your feedback Karen. I am sure you are going to love that book!