How Science Can Help Us Live In Peace

Darwin, Einstein, Whitehead

by Markolf H. Niemz, Ph.D.; James D. Dunn, trans.


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Award-winning biophysicist Markolf H. Niemz puts into a nutshell what the top 3 scientists on earth have discovered. Charles Darwin: Animal and man are not two. Albert Einstein: Space and time are not two. Alfred N. Whitehead: The world and I are not two. The world we live in is non-dualistic. Nature is crying for peace, but we shut off foreign from native, poor from rich, others from ourselves. It is our concept of the self that stands in the way of peace. Based on Darwin's, Einstein's and Whitehead's scientific discoveries the author demonstrates how easily we mistake reality. There is neither a personal self nor an external, almighty God. Eternity, which most religious people hope for, does not begin at death. It is here and now—at the speed of light when all distances turn zero.

This book has the power to foster empathy among mankind as it brings together science and religion—human sources of truth. In the clearest of terms and examples possible, this bestselling author teaches us that a single cosmic self feels and learns through us. Lucid texts and colorful images help us understand why our concept of the self is false, how to interpret eternity, and where to spot God. An enlightening journey for anyone from age 16 to 100 who is thrilled to learn.

About the Author

Markolf H. Niemz is a full professor of biomedical engineering at Heidelberg University, founded 1386, and the author of several European bestsellers on modern science, philosophy and religion. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Heidelberg University and a Master of Science in bioengineering from UCSD, San Diego. Niemz has published several original works in optics and biomedical journals and a well-received textbook on laser-tissue interactions (Springer, New York). For his scientific work he was awarded the Karl-Freudenberg-Prize by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in 1995. Niemz spent several years of his life in the US (high school in Trenton, NJ; master program at UCSD; engineer at Intelligent Surgical Lasers Inc.; research fellow at Wellman Labs, Harvard Medical School). His lucid lectures and readings always attract a great audience.