Neo-Darwinian Evolution Theory – Jan 2020

The Rev. Michael Cocks’ articles follow

The Neo-Darwinian Evolution Theory Based on Chance is Now Discredited by Modern Science

A review by Dr Richard Cocks of the book “Evolution 2.0” by Perry Marshall

Neo-Darwinism is the “Modern Synthesis” of Darwin’s theory of natural selection with the idea of random genetic mutations; genes having been discovered after Darwin’s time. 

Unquestionably there is still widespread acceptance of or at least lip service to Neo-Darwinism. This is possibly because Neo-Darwinists have been arguing for years that it was accepted science in their debates with creationists. However, there is a growing consensus among practicing biologists and particularly physiologists that the Neo-Darwinian doctrine of evolution and speciation driven by random mutation and natural selection is simply not supported by the evidence…. Read More

Above, the reviewer Richard Cocks, is a philosopher professor and the Rev. Michael Cock’s son.

Below, Michael himself has added a few thoughts to Richard’s review and as an extension to Perry Marshall’s work and book (Bruce Scott-Hill, co-editor):

Universal Mind and Morphogenetic Fields

The theory of evolution just described seems most plausible. The mind of the organism is involved in its own evolution.

We need to remind ourselves that the All in All is undivided. All is entangled with all else, in and beyond space and time (associated with the reality of quantum entanglement). In the last result we cannot really fully understand yet, what causes what. Take the migratory bird, the godwit; migrating from the shores of Alaska to the shores of Canterbury in New Zealand, many thousands of kilometres to the South. We know that quantum physics guides its journey, but where is the “map” that guides even the fledglings to the south and on the return journey? Read More…

Michael Tymn and Saint Stephen on Why Doubting the Afterlife is a Good Thing

Michael Tymn writes the following in a November 2019 article :

One of the arguments made by so-called skeptics in opposition to the belief that consciousness survives death is that if there is an omniscient God behind it all “He” should be able to do a better job of providing proof of “His” existence and that of an afterlife. They ignorantly assume that there is no reason not to know with absolute certainty that this life is part of a larger life.

Back in the 1970s, Saint Stephen said something very similar:

Then you say, “Would it not be easier if the Lord our God were to make it very clear to us what the purpose is and what the working of that purpose is, and why and how, and when and whom?” You have asked questions like this, Olive.

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Two Great Minds With The Same Viewpoint

I came across these two amazingly similar quotes by accident recently, both by two wonderful people, Stephen Hawking and The Dalai Lama, which I thought might be of significance to Ground of Faith readers. Particularly currently where our world seems filled with division and conflicting partisan political viewpoints. Read More…

Surely Some Mediums Today Could Rightly Be Called Modern Prophets

Many Christians wrongly accept the admonishments of the Old Testament regarding mediums and ignore those teachings of the New Testament such as: “I will send them prophets and messengers” (Luke 11, 49). Read More…

Scientific Validation: that Mediums are Separate from the Entities they Channel – by using Voice and Brain Wave Pattern Analysis

It is always desirable to use science (if possible) to determine validity. Because of my passion for science – after all science is surely the best measure to learn about the world around us, I was delighted to find recently experimental evidence using both voice and brain wave pattern readings and analysis to test for medium authenticity. In all experiments, results showed conclusively that the mediums were separate from the afterlife entities they channelled. Detail is given in an extract from the book “Our Eternal Self” by Dr. R. Craig Hogan, Chapter 2. Read More…

Miscellaneous News

The Soul Switch, Soul Phone etc. Developments and Progress led by Prof. Gary Schwartz. Also, his New Book, called “The Sacred Promise”.

(Note: details below are taken directly from information received by the author, Bruce Scott-Hill from recent SoulPhone Foundation Newletters)

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D, is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona, and most well-known for his meticulous scientific research into afterlife matters and author of six books.

Currently, together with many other scientists, engineers and researchers, he heads a SoulPhoneFoundation development project which is aimed at building apparatus that will enable direct communication with discarnates in the afterlife. Read More…


Review of Gary Schwartz’s book from our advisory Editor, Mike Tymn

“If you are going to create more light for our world, you must be willing to endure a little heat.” So Dr. Gary Schwartz, the author of this book, quotes a Hawaiian spiritual leader he met during a funeral in Hawaii.
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Thirty Reasons Why the Afterlife Evidence is Ignored or Rejected

Posted on 06 January 2020, 10:36

To any open-minded person who has thoroughly studied the psychical research that took place between 1850 and 1935, the evidence suggesting that consciousness lives on after death should be overwhelming. The evidence developed in recent years, primarily in the areas of near-death experiences, clairvoyance… Read more

Retired U.S. Navy Commander Experiences Mystical Writing

Posted on 29 November 2010, 15:24

The line separating inspirational writing from automatic writing is often difficult to identify. Generally, inspirational writing is said to be spirit-inspired and coming primarily from the subconscious of the person, while automatic writing is said to involve little of the person’s subconscious and to come primarily from a spirit communicator without too much interference by the automatist’s brain, conscious or subconscious. Read More…

Why The Afterlife Is Beyond Science

Posted on 23 February 2015, 17:10

Co-founder in 1882 of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), Frederic W. H. Myers, a Cambridge scholar, is sometimes referred to as the “Father of Psychical Research.”  As Myers came to realize during his lifetime, mediumship is very complex and does not easily lend itself to human understanding or to scientific research.  Read More…

To My Clergy Colleagues – October 2019

Those who accepted the implications of QM became clear that we have an eternal causal world of spirit, (“In the beginning was the Word” John 1.1) from which all in the physical is derived.  The so-called physical could be said to be “dreamed” by the spiritual.  The universe is a “Great Thought” rather than a “Great Machine”. Nobel Prize winning QM physicists write books on synchronicity, mysticism, meditation and general spirituality.

Apparently unaware of the powerful research instrument that QM mathematics presents, Progressive Christians  declare that the physical world is all we have, and is the result of blind chance. Their praiseworthy objectives suggest otherwise.

I believe that  it is urgent for Christians to try to understand the implications of Quantum Mechanics (QM), that part of physics that explores the ultimate nature of things.

Max Planck, who developed this branch of science in 1905, saw that it implied that the universe was no mere mechanical affair, with interactions being governed by chance, but a phenomenon of spirit, mind and consciousness. Mind, not matter was the basis of reality. Many scientists were involved in the developent of QM mathematics, which was found to be absolutely reliable in many branches of investigation. But not all scientists felt able to abandon the old machine universe idea. They had to agree that the mathematics could not be challenged, But they felt that they could not accept the spiritual implications.  In a conference in Copenhagen in 1932, these dissenting scientists called their decision the “Shut up and calculate!” option. Such physicists are still with us.

All this and more is spelled out in the next item, The Physics of God, which I strongly recommend. I am visually impaired, so I listened to the audio book verson. Caution:  I could not play the CD on normal players.  It only worked on our DVD player.

…Perhaps I need to correct a possible misapprehension about the word Physics as it is used here. God is Spirit, in whom we live and move and have our being. We see God both  in the Causal world, heaven, and in the caused, the material world.  The material world is seen to be dreamlike, when it is altered by miracles, and creative synchronicities occur.

The Physics of God


The Physics of God : Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence

By (author) Joseph Selbie, foreword by  Amit Goswami

Setting aside the pervasive material bias of science and lifting the obscuring fog of religious sectarianism reveals a surprisingly clear unity of science and religion. The explanations of transcendent phenomena given by saints, sages, and near-death experiencers–miracles, immortality, heaven, God, and transcendent awareness–are fully congruent with scientific discoveries in the fields of relativity, quantum physics, medicine, M-theory, neuroscience, and quantum biology.

The Physics of God describes the intersections of science and religion with colorful, easy-to-understand metaphors, making abstruse subjects within both science and religion easily accessible to the layman–no math, no dogma. This intriguing book:

Pulls back the curtain on the light-show illusion we call matter.
Connects string theory’s hidden brane worlds to religion’s transcendent heavens.

Reveals the scientific secret of life and immortality: quantum biology’s startling discovery that the human body is continuously entangled.

Demonstrates the miracle-making power of our minds to effect instantaneous physiological changes.

Explains how the intelligent observer effect confirms our high spiritual potential.

Compelling and concise, The Physics of God will make you believe in the unity of science and religion and eager to experience the personal transcendence that is the promise of both.

The Paranormal Is Normal

My good friend Alastair Bruce Scott-Hill, who for many years designed Telecom New Zealand telephone exchanges and computer systems, has had a number of paranormal experiences which sparked him to explore the science behind his experiences. In 2015 he published a book entitled “The Paranormal is Normal” for which he was awarded the winning 2016 National New Zealand Ashton-Wylie Book Award. Readers comment on the tight reasoning and rigorous scientific methods in making his case.

I urge you to click the picture below where you can find a treasure trove of stimulating articles in his website.

The Paranormal Is Normal

Alistair Bruce Scott-Hill also provides this review of Michael Cocks’ book “Afterlife Teachings from Stephen the Martyr

Consciousness, Non-Duality and the Self


A 40 minute talk from Peter Russell (of the Institute of Noetic Sciences) on Consciousness, Non-Duality and the Self.

Articles by the Editor, Michael Cocks

The Cloud of Unknowing and Carl Jung’s Collective Unconscious

Posted on 30 August 2019, 15:33

The Bible story

Perhaps you remember the story from the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain. At the peak they see him transfigured as he truly is spiritually, shining white. With him were Moses and Elijah. Then a “bright cloud covered…

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THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING — Meditation

Posted on 14 May 2019, 12:01

This anonymous work of Mysticism was written in the 1300s continues to inspire many until the present day. A South Korean video introduces it well:

THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING

You have to read this book with your heart.

Being smart or well educated…

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Articles by Michael Tymn

Michael specialises in writing case histories, past and present, of interactions with the world of spirit. Michael has a wide and enthusiastic following.

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How the Eiffel Tower is Like the Spirit World

Posted on 16 September 2019, 9:48

“Why can’t a medium find out what happened to Flight 370?”

That was the question asked not long ago by a reader of one of my books. He was referring to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014 with 227 passengers and 12 crew members presumed…

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Explaining the Death of a Parent to a Child

Posted on 02 September 2019, 8:56

When my friend Dave was asked by his nine-year-old granddaughter what happens to us when we die, he struggled and stumbled in his response, realizing that it required an answer that went beyond the trite, “we go to heaven and live with the angels.”

Fortunately, Dave’s daughter came to his rescue…

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Choosing Truth over Fact and Holey Jeans

Posted on 19 August 2019, 8:33

When, during a recent presidential campaign speech, former American vice-president Joe Biden said that he chooses “truth over facts,” it was assumed that he blundered and meant to say that he chooses” fact over fiction.” I’m not so sure it was a gaffe.

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The Horses that Defied Science


Posted on 05 August 2019, 8:08

There have been many stories of very intelligent and otherwise gifted animals over the years, but I’ve not heard of any more mind-boggling than that of the Elberfeld horses (below) of Germany (then Central Prussia). As the well-documented story goes, these horses could figure out square roots, cube…

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