Is the Universe a Vast,
Consciousness-Created Simulation
and How Does This Affect Proofs of God?

with Bernard Haisch, PhD


Two luminaries of 20th century astrophysics were Sir James Jeans and Sir Arthur Eddington. Both took seriously the view that there is more to reality than the physical universe, and more to consciousness than simply brain activity. In his Science and the Unseen World (1929), Eddington speculated about a spiritual world and that "Consciousness is not wholly, nor even primarily a device for receiving sense impressions." Jeans also speculated on the existence of a universal mind and a non-mechanical reality, writing in his The Mysterious Universe (1932), "The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine."

Dr.Bernard Haisch will present the view that there exists a great consciousness whose mind acts as the hardware, and whose thoughts act as the software, creating a virtual universe in which we as beings of consciousness live.  Bernie will also discuss the  Proof of God,  subject of his recent book with Ptolemy Tompkins.   

Bernard Haisch, PhD is an astrophysicist and author of more than 130 scientific publications, and three books: The God Theory, The Purpose-Guided Universe, and Proof of God. He was a scientific editor of the Astrophysical Journal  for 10 years.  His professional positions include deputy director of the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics at U.C. Berkeley, staff scientist at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab, and visiting scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany.  He was also editor-in-chief of the  Journal of Scientific Exploration.  Prior to his career in astrophysics, Haisch attended the St. Meinrad Seminary as a student for the Catholic priesthood.  He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Marsha Sims, his three children, Katherine, Taylor and Elizabeth, and his pet turtle Pogo.


TIME: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall,
3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto,CA


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