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The 8 Biggest Scientific Myths (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/17/11 10:41 AM ET

We evolved in the forest roof to collect fruit and berries. True, after millions of years of evolution, we've developed ICBMs and guns, and even flung a piece of metal outside the solar system. But despite SuperColliders containing enough titanium wire to circle the earth 16 times, we've no more of an understanding of the universe than the first thinkers of civilization. Where did it all come from? Why does the universe exist? Why are we here?

Our ancestors were challenged to believe that the earth was round even though the horizon looked flat. Nothing in ordinary experience hinted at it: "If the earth were really round," it was argued, "then the people at the bottom would fall off." The notion of the earth as a ball of rock was nonsense 500 years ago. Years later, people accepted it as spherical, but saying it spun around the sun was more than they could fathom. No one could feel the earth moving. Indeed, if we were really whirling through space at 67,000 m.p.h., then the hair would blow off our head.

This slideshow points out eight more scientific "truths" that, if biocentrism is correct, will be turned upside down. Switching our perspective from physics to biology undoes some of the biggest "facts" we've been taught about the world, including life and death, time and space, and God and the universe.

Death
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We've been taught that we're just a collection of cells and that we die when our bodies wear out. But our belief in death is based on the premise that we play little or no role in reality. However, experiments show the opposite: the observer critically influences the outcome. You can't see things through the bone surrounding your brain. Everything is a whirl of information occurring in your mind. According to biocentrism, space and time are the mind's tools for putting it all together. Death doesn't exist in a timeless, space-less world. Moreover, energy can't be created or destroyed. Although bodies self-destruct, the "me" feeling is just a fountain of energy in our head. But this energy doesn't go away at death. It has no reality independent of you. Each person creates their own sphere of reality. Another well-known aspect of science is that observations can't be predicted absolutely. Instead, there's a range of possible observations, each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation is the "many-worlds" interpretation, which states each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe (the "multiverse"). Everything that can happen occurs in some universe. Death doesn't exist in any real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously regardless of what happens in any of them.
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