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Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg. Topics: Metaphysics, physics, ancient history, the Bible, life's meaning. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back plasma physicist Dr. John Brandenburg to talk about his new book, "Cosmic Jesus: The Metaphysics of How the God of Israel Became the God of the Cosmos." Remember, if you buy the book through the OGLF Amazon portal, Amazon contributes part of the purchase price to The Space Show/OGLF. In the first segment of our 2 hour 1 minute show (this was a 90 minute segment), Dr. Brandenburg introduced us to the topic of metaphysics which he defined as what can be deduced from physics or the attempt to answer basic questions like what happened before the Big Bang and what is actually out there or here or anywhere. Dr. Brandenburg provided us with the foundation and background for having written this book starting with his fundamentalist upbringing, his Ph.D and his work at Lawrence Livermore Lab. This is one of the few Space Show programs that is hard to describe in summary format but during the first long segment, John related things we know about in physics to metaphysics and biblical history. John from Ft. Worth called and here we departed from the metaphysical and biblical to a discussion about related theories and associations in physics, including the work of noted Russian physicist, Dr. Andrei Sakharov. John also cited biblical references in his physics discussion, plus we talked about Mars rocks, extraterrestrial life, early life on Mars, and the realization that we here on Earth are not the center of the biological universe. In discussing this, Dr. Brandenburg said many times throughout the program that we were headed for a Second Copernican Revolution. Our long first segment ended with the three of us talking about the gravitational constant, models of gravity, & gravity modification. In the short second segment, we talked about Alexander the Great and the combining of the physical/scientific universe with the spiritual universe. Dr. Brandenburg then spoke to the separation which he said came later on with the scientific revolution with Kepler, Galileo, Copernicus, Newton and others. John also told us about one of his theories suggesting that around 1520, the Spanish brought back to Spain information about the Aztecs and Aztec culture and items. This was a big deal to the Europeans, especially those in Northern Europe so note what he proposes. As we were nearing the two hour point and the end of the show, I asked John about future book plans and for his take away or Pearls of Wisdom from tonight's discussion. He referred back to many of his earlier extraterrestrial life in the universe comments and said that even if we as Earthlings are demoted from being the biological center the universe, we are still very important. A metaphysical perspective for sure. Please post your comments/Questions on TSS blog. You can reach Dr. Brandenburg through me.