Astrophysicist Dr. Bernard Haisch presented his God Theory, which supposes that there is a thoughtful Intelligence behind the universe and this Intelligence has a purpose and motivation that can be understood by humanity. Haisch said his conception of "God" is perfectly compatible with evolution (requires it, in fact), can be defended logically, and does not violate any laws of physics.
As evidence, Haisch pointed to ten fundamental constants of nature that demonstrate how our universe has been uniquely designed to give rise to life. The reason? So that the Divine Conscousness, as he calls it, can enter into those life forms and experience what it is like. Haisch also expressed his belief in reincarnation, suggesting that we evolve as spiritual beings over multiple lifetimes.
Haisch touched on how the zero-point field, a form of quantum light, and references to light in the esoteric religious traditions lend further credence to this theory. In addition, Haisch suggested that matter may get its property of mass from the zero-point field, which, if verified, would have profound implications for physics and future technologies.
Haisch also talked about dark energy, the consequences of his God Theory, and the Digital Universe project, which aims to produce a kind of Encyclopedia Galactica of all human knowledge. He briefly commented on the mysterious lights recently spotted over Liberty Lake, WA as well. The footage appears to show satellites passing overhead, he said.
In the first hour, author Jerome Tuccille (book link) talked about the murders and sordid past of the family that created the most powerful and richest wine company in the world. According to Tuccille, the Gallos worked as bootleggers during Prohibition, transporting large quantities of fermenting grapes aboard railroad tankers from their California vineyards to notorious Chicago mobster Al Capone. After Prohibition ended in 1933, Joseph and Susie Gallo (parents of Ernest and Julio) were found dead at their Fresno ranch. Officials ruled their deaths a murder-suicide, but Tuccille said the circumstantial evidence of the case points to a mob hit, perhaps by Capone's gang.
Thanks to cutting edge technology Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is now able to speak and interact with visitors at Beijing's Planning Exhibition Hall. The multimedia exhibition also gives voice to the Last Supper and other masterpieces. In related news, a mechanical lion invented by da Vinci to entertain the King of France has been brought back to life. Video reports at BBC News.
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