Sirius Mystery author Robert Temple has a new book out, A New Science of Heaven, claiming that 99% of the universe is plasma and that plasma is a sentient form of extraterrestrial life.
I am not familiar enough with cosmology, astronomy, and physics to evaluate these claims, but it doesn’t fill me with confidence that Coronet, his publisher, blurbed the book with quotes from a fashion designer and a professor who studies calligraphy and semiotics. Also—the 99% claim refers to the matter in the universe, not the physical space in the universe.
The press release accompanying the book alleges that this “living” plasma is conscious and implied that Temple likens it to a pantheistic God.
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