Subtitle: A Scientific, Religious, and Mystical Study of Man and the Universe. This is one of the most extraordinary books you will ever read. Some will call it revolutionary. Some will denounce it as heresy. But no reader will come away from it unaffected. Author Fred C. Bond, a scientist by vocation and a student of religion by avocation, comes to grips with with the ultimate questions of life, soul, God, man, and universe. From his unique ...
Subtitle: A Scientific, Religious, and Mystical Study of Man and the Universe.
This is one of the most extraordinary books you will ever read. Some will call it revolutionary. Some will denounce it as heresy. But no reader will come away from it unaffected.
Author Fred C. Bond, a scientist by vocation and a student of religion by avocation, comes to grips with with the ultimate questions of life, soul, God, man, and universe. From his unique vantage point, the true nature of the universe can be understood through the confluence of science and religion.--the objective study of the material plus the subjective intuition of the immaterial. This synthesis of thought provides the tools embracing the totality of the universe—that which can be measured and that which cannot be measured.
Bond writes: “Gravitation is the quantity which which more than any other can unite these separated rivers of thought--science and religion. It is a material and measurable fact of science--a primary manifestation of matter. But since it is instantaneous it is timeless in action, and is therefore immaterial, permanent, and everlastingly real. It is the uniting power of the ONE undivided Ether. In our view the Ether is God. God is love, and gravitation is a manifestation of the love-force throughout nature.”
In that statement alone is the seed that could overturn two thousand years of orthodox thinking. The author's treatment of physics, astronomy, evolution, the religious and social history of man, anthropology, government, mystical consciousness, and the essence of love and hate, good and evil, soul and ego, is similarly unconventional.
To Know What We Are is an awesome and challenging book. It is for those who search for new insights and fresh perspectives and who are willing to discard outmoded concepts. For mankind as a whole, this book contains the rudiments of a new ethic and a new sense of global unity.
“Our civilization is entering a new era. Social and technological changes are all around us. We do not understand what our direction should be—there is uncertainty, argument, and trouble. The human spirit needs high motivation, and until we see our way clearly there will be much wasted effort. Man needs to know more about what he is.”
Fred C. Bond's name is well known in the special metallurgical field of the crushing and grinding of ores, rocks, and minerals. His Third Theory of Comminution, published 60 years ago, is now commonly called “Bond's Law”and remains the standard of the industry. Among many industry honors, in 1988 he was posthumously inducted with the first class into the National Mining Hall of Fame.
He was born in Golden, Colorado, in 1899 and received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Colorado School of Mines there. He worked as a mining engineer for the Allis-Chalmers Company from 1930 to 1964 when he retired with his wife Jean to Tucson, Arizona, continuing his career as an independent consultant. His engineering work took him to to the Canadian arctic, Central America, Peru, and Australia.
Bond's intellectual pursuits led him far beyond mining, however, into chemistry, astronomy, philosophy, and religion. He authored over forty published articles and belonged to seven professional societies. His life experiences as well as his thoughts are well documented in a fascinating 1975 autobiography, It Happened to Me.
I think he considered this book, To Know What We Are, the 1st edition published in 1972, his most important contribution to mankind. This 2nd edition has been updated with his own notes and by the changed world conditions since his death.
Bruce F. Bond, May 2011