Science and the AfterlifewithOliver Lazar

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Oliver Lazar, DrMed, received his doctorate in the natural sciences of medicine. Since 2012, he has been a professor of computer science in Düsseldorf, at Germany’s largest private university. After the tragic accidental death of a classmate of his then 13-year-old daughter in 2017, he underwent a complete life change combined with profound personal spiritual experiences. As a result, he conducted the EREAMS Study (Empirical Research of the Effectiveness and Authenticity of Messages from Spirit). He is author of Beyond Matter: The Moving Experiences of a Scientist with the Spiritual World and his Afterlife Research.

Here he explains why physical science is incomplete and cannot even provide an explanation for normal consciousness. He suggests several alternative ways of looking at science.

00:00 Introduction

02:55 Incompatibility of materialistic worldview

14:11 Quantum entanglement

19:26 Theory of evolution by natural selection

32:47 Purpose in science

37:38 God of the gaps

43:18 Intelligent design

46:06 Scientism vs. science

49:31 Conclusion

(Recorded on December 18, 2023)

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Published on January 15, 2024


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