Science advances through data and experiments, but those in turn depend upon theory. Theory is the flashlight that tells an experimenter where to look, and without it, he wanders at random. His data don’t fit into a worldview.

I consider myself scientific at heart, and so I depend upon a theory as well.

Its basic premises are as follows:

  • We live in a universe that exhibits intelligence, self-regulation, and creativity.
  • Consciousness preceded the brain. It created life and went on to create the brain itself.
  • Consciousness is primary in the world; matter is secondary.
  • Evolution is conscious and therefore creative. It isn’t random.
  • At the source of creation one finds a field of pure awareness.
  • Pure awareness is the source of every manifest quality in the universe.

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