Renegade thinker & scientist Robert Lanza discussed the nature of the Universe, and his theory of 'biocentrism,' as well as the latest developments in stem cell therapy. Dr. Lanza, who is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of Advanced Cell Technology, said they've developed multiple methods of "cellular reprogramming," and a type of stem cell (akin to nanoparticles), that can be injected into the bloodstream and will travel to where damage repair is needed such as in the heart. A new type of super-potent stem cell demonstrated success in stopping multiple sclerosis in animal tests, he reported, which gives hope that this type of treatment will work on many autoimmune diseases.
Through a technique called "tissue engineering," cells can be reconstituted into more complex structures or even organs, Lanza announced. Further, no embryos were destroyed in making their current line of stem cells, which removes the controversy around such treatments, he noted. Additionally, "we actually have the capacity now to create entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory...that can transport oxygen like normal blood," he continued.
His theory of "biocentrism" revolves around the notion that all the constants of the universe, including matter itself, depend upon the observer. This theory also explains why all the laws and forces of the universe are fine tuned to the existence of life-- without conscious observers, the universe would not even have properties or events, he argued. One of the concepts that biocentrism suggests is that a person's energy doesn't go away after they die, and that "life has a non-linear dimensionality that transcends any individual history or universe," he commented.
Longevity Study Update
First hour guest, Professor of Psychology Howard Friedman discussed the Longevity Study, begun back in 1921, which has tracked various individuals throughout their lifetimes. Participants who've the had the longest and most fulfilled lives did not pursue happiness, but rather achieved it as a by-product of good health and meaningful involvements & accomplishments, he explained. Some in the study, while bright and talented, were impulsive, and tended to smoke and drink more, have more divorces, and less job success-- these were the people who typically died at an earlier age, he reported. Often the people with the black clouds over their heads, seemed to bring on their own problems, he added.