MAINSTREAM science creates an insurmountable obstacle to understanding the real nature of life because of one belief issue.
Refusing to recognize life as a distinct force, science blocks all understanding of the nature of reality.
“The greatest problem of philosophy, is the physical and substantial nature of life,” H. P. Blavatsky says, “is its independent nature, which is denied by modern science—because that science is unable to comprehend it.”
“The reincarnationists and believers in Karma alone dimly perceive that the whole secret of Life is in the unbroken series of its manifestations: whether in, or apart from, the physical body.” Modern science’s best definition of life is Herbert Spencer’s old definition that defines the phenomenon, but gives no hint of its cause.
“Life is a definite combination of heterogeneous changes,” Spencer says, “both simultaneous and successive
in correspondence with external coexistences and sequences.”
This consensus is sustained because “most researchers still believe they can build from one side of nature, the physical,” says Biocentrist Dr. Robert Lanza … concluding, crucially: “without the other side, the living.”
Dr. Lanza details the frontier science view in his book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.
He shows that Biocentrism, an extension of the Anthropic Principle, described by the Einstein disciple physicist John Wheeler, asserts a view of life incompatible with modern materialism.
The Anthropic Principle was proposed in Poland in 1973, during a special two-week series of synopsia commemorating Copernicus’ 500th birthday. It was proposed by Brandon Carter, who had the audacity to proclaim that humanity did indeed hold a special place in the Universe, an assertion that is the exact opposite of Copernicus’ now universally accepted theory.
The premise of Biocentrism is, with important modifications which assert an intelligent hierarchical structure to nature, a central premise of Theosophy.
The ancients too, held that the universe is created by life and not the other way around.
“The point in the hitherto immaculate Disk, Space and Eternity … denotes the dawn of differentiation,” wrote H. P. Blavatsky at the outset of The Secret Doctrine (Vol. 1, Pg. 1). “It is the Point in the Mundane Egg [see Wikipedia "World Egg"] … the germ within the latter which will become the Universe, the all, the boundless, periodical Kosmos, this germ being latent and active, periodically and by turns.”
“The one circle is divine Unity, from which all proceeds, whither all returns. Its circumference — a forcibly limited symbol, in view of the limitation of the human mind — indicates the abstract, ever incognisable presence, and its plane, the Universal Soul, although the two are one.”