However, as I skimmed through the latest article I had a feeling of deja-vu. I realized that all of Lanza's numerous articles on The Huffington Post followed a predictable pattern:
- Ask an interesting question
- Say some vague and unproven things about the interesting question that relate to Biocentrism
- Make some tangential reference to the interesting question as a way to cite previous work by Dr. Lanza
- Describe a personal emotional experience that relates to the interesting question
- Reference books by Dr. Lanza on Biocentrism
Say some vague and unproven things about the interesting question that relate to Biocentrism. Biocentrism is Dr. Lanza’s new theory that uses some very interesting evidence from theoretical physics to give scientific credence to traditional religious beliefs such as life after death.
Make some tangential reference to the interesting question as a way to cite previous work by Dr. Lanza. Lately he has taken to cite work he did with the B.F. Skinner. I find this interesting because I’ve studied a bit of psychology and Skinner is about as diametrically opposed to Lanza’s current views as its possible to get. Skinner was a hard core behaviorist. He believed that internal states such as emotions and consciousness were not appropriate subjects for scientific study. Dr. Lanza thinks the consciousness is what defines the universe, or more accurately the multiverse. I left a comment about that on Dr. Lanza's article but it was censored and deleted.
Describe a personal emotional experience that relates to the interesting question. Examples include taking a walk with his dog and seeing how the dog’s perception of the world differed from his, remembering his sister “Bubbles”, and his friend Dennis who died due to a tragic accident.
Reference books by Dr. Lanza on Biocentrism. The end of each article usually includes a plug for one or more of Dr. Lanza's books on Biocentrism.
I think there is something more serious going on here than just another mediocre new age writer pretending to be profound. Dr. Lanza's posts and the censorship of legitimate criticism of them are part of a disturbing trend at The Huffington Post. New age and alternative medicine advocates such as Lanza, Gupta, and Dana Ullman are given great exposure with virtually no counter views from respected scientists.