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Tom Campbell – Life, the Universe and Everything: Part Five

Tom Campbell discusses his book My Big TOE.

Part one here. Part two here. Part three here. Part four here.

As well as continuing the themes from the first four parts, in this episode we consider human nature, our collective culture and what lies ahead of us in the future. While it appears that human consciousness has an inbuilt capacity for fear, its origins in the fight or fight mechanism have for millennia been supplanted by an irrational tendency towards a reflexive terror of the unknown – fear by default. Such fear is simply debilitating, and has been further mutated over time into fear of each other and even ourselves.

As we race headlong into a still-new millennium brimming with uncertainty, instability and converging crises, our challenge is to transcend our outdated paradigms and change our systems as we change ourselves. Even as the realms of energy, economy and environment erupt and explode, we can recognize that cosmically, we are but children, and that we have the capacity to mature and make better decisions. Existential questions remain: are we alone, the most interesting item in the universe, the rest just lights in the sky? The answers to such questions become questions once more, and the answers return us to the riddles of the ages. In the end, however, there is a purpose to our existence – to learn, to evolve, to become more, to love, and to let go of fear.

My Big TOE is about life, purpose, personal significance, physics, evolution, and the reason why. The acronym TOE is a standard term in the physics community that stands for Theory Of Everything. Such a theory has been the Holy Grail of physicists for more than fifty years. My Big TOE delivers the solution to that scientific quest at the layman’s level with precision and clarity. It unifies science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, the normal and the paranormal. The entirety of human experience (mind, body, and spirit) including both our objective and subjective worlds, are brought together under one seamless scientific understanding. If you have a logical, open, and inquisitive mind – an attitude of scientific pragmatism that appreciates the elegance of fundamental truth and the thrill of breakthrough – you will enjoy this journey of personal and scientific discovery.


Bumper music: Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
Tangerine Dream ‘Ricochet’

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