For a long time now, especially since Darwin, science has been ruled by the philosophy of materialism which holds that Life and Mind are simply accidents of matter and that to argue otherwise is just wishful thinking. Some scientists write books with titles like The God Delusion promoting this view of existence. At the same time we now know, as Darwin did not, that Living cells are like micro-miniaturized factories of stunning, DNA CODED complexity where all Life is sustained, 24/7, by astonishingly complex processes at supercomputer speeds. It is also now known that a single human brain has more molecular-scale switches than all the computers, routers and internet connections on the entire planet. Today, increasing numbers scientists and thinkers are skeptical that life and mind can be reduced to matter and that random events are responsible for such amazingly clever bio-functioning. This is why, in conflict with the Darwinian view of evolution, they suggest that the Living World does not look like a 24/7 'accident' because it really, genuinely isn't one.
Paralleling these discoveries, modern research into psychic phenomena, out of body and near death experiences has begun to show that human consciousness is transdimensional, it can exist apart from the body and, amazingly, that the personality does, after all, survive the death of the body. It is science today, as much as religion, that is starting to confirm collective humanity's perennial intuition that Life is not only magical but also intelligent and meaningful. We join two friends, Oliver and Alisha, as they discuss these controversial issues while on a walk in some beautiful countryside.