A book argues that a proper understanding of electromagnetic energy bridges the gap between the human and the divine.
According to the authors, the whole cosmos is made up of matter and energy. Electromagnetic energy, the consequence of electricity passing through a magnetic field, is the lever by which God governs all things. (God also communicates with the human world through billions of neutrinos that radiate from the sun, though the precise mechanics of their operation remains unknown.) Within the human brain, electromagnetic energy generates a soul, and the crucial atom of life resides in the medulla oblongata. And just as there is a God particle that corresponds to the soul—the Higgs Boson particle—there are two that relate to the human gene: a “sene” and a “mene.” The moral implications of this interpretation of electromagnetic energy are wide-ranging; the authors contend that prayer, meditation, and worship can increase individuals’ connections to God and ultimately improve their lives. For example, “prayer creates a vacuum state of mind” that allows for a greater receptivity to God’s energy. The authors’ ardent wish is that the popular promulgations of their views will alleviate the moral turpitude that plagues the world, creating the possibility not only for world peace, but the establishment of heaven on Earth as well. The philosophical aims of the writing team—Tapan K. Chaudhuri (Physics of God, Universe, Humankind, and Peace in Family, 2015) and debut authors Tushar K. Chowdhury, Tandra R. Chaudhuri, Sree Taposh K. Chowdhury, and Srimati Bulu Rani Chowdhury—are impressive. (The first three collaborators are scientists.) The authors aim to construct a “theo-science” that empirically grounds human spirituality. But very little of their argument is based on scientific experimentation—the role of science in this study seems to be as a source of metaphors. For example, they describe the way a family is like an atom—comprising three parts working in stable harmony—but that has nothing to do with atoms themselves. Similarly, parents are compared to solar cells, children to television receivers, and human minds to smartphones. However clever these analogies are, they’re not the result of scientific inquiry and they are often presented in frustratingly vague but confidently self-assured prose.
An ambitious spiritual manual that remains unconvincing as science.