My soon-to-be available book entitled Proving God contains 355 pages of text and 14 chapters. In a nutshell, each chapter contains the following strategies for my solving this unique and most difficult challenge:
Chapter One addresses the problems physics faces understanding the initial conditions of the universe at the very beginning of time (when t = 0). I also show why both Einstein’s relativity theory (Big Bang Singularity) and the probabilistic froth of the quantum vacuum take us to infinite properties (which make theologians happy). Physics cannot tackle the problem of creation because it does not work with dynamics removed from their involvement with time and space. I end this chapter by introducing the concept of LOVE as first creative form-generating principle in the universe—and therefore an exact science!
Chapter Two is a short biography about the amazing life of scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg. Amazing, because he claimed that the Lord God allowed him to perform real experiments in both the physical and spiritual realms of reality. His ideas form the basis for my book as they provide the key to unifying science and theology.
Chapter Three addresses the ontological reality of the Infinite and how space, time and finite matter all arise from the Infinite. This discussion offers a new background-independent theory of the structure of spacetime—which is not continuous but contains discrete geometries in the hierarchical scaffolding of reality and causal process.
Chapter Four tackles the problem of solving quantum gravity from the kinetics of action transforming into different and discrete scales of spacetime structure. In this scientific model, flux not only changes quantitatively but also qualitatively, giving us physical, mental and spiritual orders of action—whereby the gravitational endeavor of physical action has its non-material equivalent in love.
Chapter Five explains Swedenborg’s unique Doctrine of Forms. This cosmological model of structure in the universe is superior to modern multi-dimensional string theory because it takes us from physical dimensions to non-physical dimensions (pre-geometry). It accomplishes this feat by the lawful removal of static constraints from classical geometry, freeing up both action and its derivative forms to manifest and operate in non-classical ways. These forms also determine the level of bio-complexity of a living creature including humans.
Chapter Six addresses Swedenborg’s multi-level architecture of human cognitive function. Modern neuroscientists are just beginning to scratch the surface of exploring deeper substrates within the neuron, which give rise to the higher functions of human reasoning and abstract thought. Furthermore, Swedenborg’s discoveries of the scaffolding of the human brain and neuron structure have reference to discrete qualities of love. It is only recently that scientists have looked into the importance of feelings in human cognition in terms of focusing conscious attention and arranging memory-data into coherent systems (worldviews).
Chapter Seven attempts to prove that God’s Holy Word is a multi-leveled scientific document. Within the apparent historic and literal meanings of its narratives, Holy Scripture contains the patterning principles of universal causal process (from a top-down perspective). Neither contemporary scientists nor traditional theologians are expecting this! I even use the story of Noah’s Ark to convey components of modern quantum theory.
Chapter Eight explains the topological differences between the physical world and the spiritual world. Flora and fauna are included, plus the different biospheres of heaven and hell. This chapter offers novel thinking concerning God’s Infinite Mercy and cosmic justice.
Chapter Nine explores the startling spiritual history of the human race, starting with early hominids. Swedenborg claimed to communicate with our remote ancestors now in the spiritual world. As absurd as these statements sound, his physiological description of an extinct race of humans is amazingly close to what we have learned from the fossil remains of Neanderthals. If Swedenborg is correct, then he may well have solved the mysterious disappearance of the Neanderthals!
Chapter Ten offers a whole new look into the Lord’s promised “Second Coming.” The answer to this mystery of what it means for God to make all things “anew” will shake-up the very foundations of modern religion (while preserving cosmology and the need for God to suspend the laws of physics to create a new heaven and earth).
Chapter Eleven explains human salvation from a scientifically plausible theory. In fact, I discuss why religion is God’s scientific strategy to extend the biosphere into a non-physical realm, by creating a heaven from the human race.
Chapter Twelve tackles the sticky issue of theodicy—the issue of evil in the world. Swedenborg offers new insights into why a God of Infinite Love and Mercy allows suffering, tragedy, disease, animal predation and war to occur.
Chapter Thirteen explores the mystery of hypnotism and its arcane mechanism—with an unexpected spiritual twist. The Lord came into the world to actually de-hypnotize the human race! Sorry, but most humans are asleep at the wheel.
Chapter Fourteen provides a mathematically precise model of how love can be envisioned as an exact science. The model I provide offers explanatory and predictive powers—which a plausible scientific theory demands.