In The Spiritual Universe by Fred Alan Wolf, we explore the world of spirituality from a new perspective. Many people wonder if the soul really exists, what happens to it when we are no more and so on. Less people wonder where our soul actually is or where it goes when we pass.
Locations like Heaven and Hell may or may not be accurate, however, besides Heaven being “up” and Hell being “down” where and or when are they and does our soul ever actually go there? These are the questions, and many more I am sure, that brought to life what was to be The Spiritual Universe.
Have you ever thought about re-incarnation? If you thought it was possible, did you think further and ask, “what can I come back as?”, “are there limits or boundaries?”. Have you ever wondered if the computer you are reading this on has a soul, or if that’s even possible? Why or why not you might ask.
Fred Alan Wolf writes:
“Physicist Frank Tipler, at the time of this writing, Professor of mathematical Physics at Tulane University in New Orleans, in his recent book The Physics of Immortality, makes a daring scientifically based proposal, bound to shock some, offend many, and delight, I suppose, the few. Tipler offers no excuses for his bold proposals concerning the soul, God, death, and the Christian form of resurrection. For this he has my admiration.
It is difficult to rock the establishment of concrete minds these days — in fact it is in any day, as Galileo, Kepler, Bruno and many others would testify if we could resurrect them. In brief, Tipler says we shall all know life again at the final moment of the universe, and then we shall experience life eternal. That is, we shall be reborn and never know death again. The catch is that we all shall be computer simulations contained in microcomputers, interlinked by light-speed signals traversing the whole universe and spending an eternity of time in just the last few billionths of a billionth of a nanosecond (a billionth of a second) of the universe’s existence, just before it all comes to a crunching halt.”
It would seem as though neither Frank Tipler or Fred Wolf would be all too surprised if we came back as software in a computer. This may seem not only shocking but plausible in relation to the questions of limits on re-incarnation. Or maybe not…
If nothing else, Fred Alan Wolf has opened my mind to a rather expansive new world of thoughts and questions. Since the only good answers come from good questions, I’ll consider that to be a gift. If you’ve got some spare time, grab a copy of the Spiritual Universe by Fred Allan Wolf and see how your mind’s eye fare.