Our understanding of the universe as a whole has reached a dead-end. In our view, current physics-based theories of the material world do not work, and can never be made to work, until they fully account for life and consciousness. We call this new perspective linkurl:biocentrism.;http://www.amazon.com/Biocentrism-Consciousness-Understanding-Nature-Universe/dp/1933771690
Biology may seem an unlikely source for a new theory of the universe. But at a time when biologists believe they have discovered the "universal cell" in the form of embryonic stem cells, and when cosmologists like linkurl:Stephen Hawking;http://www.hawking.org.uk/ predict that a unifying theory of the universe may be discovered in the next two decades, shouldn't biology seek to unify existing theories of the physical world and the living world? Our own nature that is unlocked through the natural sciences that humans created and use to understand the universe. Since ancient times, philosophers have acknowledged the primacy of consciousness--that all truths and principles of...

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