Adair Butchins, the author of The Numinous Legacy, joined special guest host Art Bell in a conversation that intertwined science and religion this Thursday night. Butchins pointed out that the three monotheistic religions-- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, were formed before the Copernican revolution (which showed that Earth wasn't the center of the universe) and thus they make God a "rather local" phenomenon.
"I think there's definitely a system at work," making the universe the way it is, Butchins said. But while he doesn't reject the concept of a God or creator of the universe, he characterized such a being as likely indifferent to the fate of humanity or even the universe itself. "If God does exist, he doesn't interfere," Butchins stated.
One of Butchins' most intriguing theories was that consciousness may have arisen from a parallel universe. He suggested that constants such as mathematics, ethics, love and compassion could have been seeded into our realm, possibly by advanced intelligences that inhabit other universes.
Art just built a 1,000 foot double loop antenna on his property. He talked about its amazing properties, citing unusual voltage readings that seem to defy physics. Click here to view an image sequence.
Bumper music from Thursday May 29, 2003