Talking Points

  1. Now—at the beginning of a new millennium—might be a good time to re-assess the big theories of modern science that control how we view the world around us.
  2. We don’t seem to give it much thought but scientific materialism, which controls our current way of thinking about the world, is riddled with foundational assumptions that cannot be true. These assumptions are that trillions of tons of matter suddenly burst from the dark void; that mindless processes and physical laws assembled dead particles into mathematical patterns that hold constant for all time; and that life arose from a primordial swamp of dead particles.
  3. Modern science has also given us a host of increasingly bizarre theories that have somehow escaped serious questioning because we have apparently delegated to science professors (and religious leaders) the all-important task of answering the big questions: who we are; where we came from; what the world is made of and where it’s going.
  4. Science’s more bizarre theories include (a) the Big Bang, where enough matter for all the trillions upon trillions of stars in the sky was once condensed into a pinhead, which then miraculously expanded its way into the universe; (b) the inflationary Big Bang, where milliseconds after the initial “bang,” the universe inflated by a factor of 1050 in 10-35 seconds, and then slowed down to track the current expansion; (c) dark matter—or matter no-one can see or sense—which accounts for roughly 95% of the total matter scientists believe exists in the universe; (d) the “many-worlds” theory which holds that our universe is actually one of many trillions of possible universes; and (e) string theory, which holds that the ultimate constituents of matter are not particles, but infinitesimal vibrating strings taking up not four (the 3 spatial dimensions and time) but eleven or so dimensions which of course we never actually experience.
  5. Although we commonly question the opinions of our political leaders, sports coaches, hair stylists, and talk show hosts, we give scientists a free pass when it comes to fundamental theories.
  6. It turns out that when we do question the theories of modern science, they fall apart.
  7. There is a better way to explain the world.
  8. Rather than assume the trillions of stars in the sky burst from the dark void in a miracle known as the Big Bang, why not conclude that the appearance of the trillions of stars in the sky is a product of the united dreaming mind of God?
  9. What if we are God and we have dreamt a world of such overwhelming power and solidity that we have fooled ourselves into thinking we are not dreaming?
  10. In this new millennium, it is time to put the theories of modern science to the test and see if a different perspective better explains the world we see.
  11. This book challenges material scientists to a debate: what theory better explains the world we experience, the materialistic theories of modern science, led by the Big Bang, quantum physics, and Darwinian evolution, or the Real Dream Worldview?
  12. Does the world originate in a Big Bang of matter that came at us, or from the Big Mind and flows from us?
  13. This book carries the dream perspective to its logical conclusion and argues that when we dispense with the unnecessary assumptions of modern science we wind up clearing a path to a true heaven.
  14. This idealistic vision of a future world is also the bedrock principle to a new science.