Astronomy writer James Mullaney discussed his book Edgar Cayce and the Cosmos, which examines the "Sleeping Prophet's" readings about the universe. As a scientist, he was initially skeptical about the Cayce material (which was delivered in a trance state), but upon study, he was won over by its accuracy and insights.
Some highlights he presented from Cayce's readings:
Cayce, who died in 1945 and often spoke of past lives in his readings, may have reincarnated on another world, Mullaney suggested. Cayce's entire 14,306 readings are available on a searchable CD-ROM, which Mullaney said he used in his research.
First hour guest, astronomer Seth Shostak of SETI commented on a mysterious space signal picked up by an Australian facility back in 2001. Recently, it was speculated that the brief radio burst might have been a sign of ET intelligence. However, Shostak suggested the most likely explanation for the burst was that it was caused by the collision of two neutron stars.
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