Physicists have a rough job. As soon as you think you have the theory of relativity nailed down, and the wormholes start to make sense, our monkey brains flip on us and we're forced to rethink all we thought we knew about the universe.

Quantum physics is no different. Just try to studey waves of energy and matter -- as soon as you do they turn into particles. The laws that govern the universe are confusing as hell. And we'll probably never be able to wrap our mind's around everything that drives the cogs of this world, the third ball of matter and energy from the sun.

Enter Robert Lanza. He's a stem cell researcher making waves in his field with his theory of biocentricism. Based on the theories of John A. Wheeler, the man who coined the term black hole and made general relativity cool again, the theory of biocentricism claims that life is the progenitor for the creation of the universe, not the other way around as virtually every scientific textbook claims. This intensifies the age old existential quip, "If a big bang happens in the ever expanding vacuum of the multiverse and there are no single-celled protozoa around to hear it, did it happen?"

'We think life is just the activity of carbon and an admixture of molecules - we live a while and then rot into the ground,' Lanza says his website. But he argues that our conciousness plays a pivotal role in creating the universe, which has some funky side effects on our knowledge of...well, everything. "By treating space and time as physical things, science picks a completely wrong starting point for understanding the world," Lanza explains.

Science dictates that space and time are linear functions. Point A to Point B, kind of stuff. But biocentric theories take a different approach, arguing that these parameters of our universe are nothing more than constructs of our conciousness.

If that's the case, death and the idea of our secular mortality exist only in a world with spatial or linear boundaries -- But the multiverse doesn't always play by these rules.

According to Lanza, "Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life-matrix."

Death is not the end of our life -- it becomes a 'perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse.'

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