How did we get here, and why are we here? Enjoy an enthralling journey into logic, religion, physics, and philosophy for an overarching examination of the contingency of life from a purely objective and logical perspective. In the quest for answers to the age-old questions about life, an afterlife, and the universe, learn of considerations that make some theories just not work and how the most important consideration has been left out one's personal existence. Neither the universe created by God or formed through evolution after a big bang can explain one's personal existence against all odds. Enter a third option: nauscentrism, made up of the ancient Greek word 'naus' for mind and 'centric' what everything centers on. In short, the universe revolves on having to have a personal consciousness. The topic is presented in a very balanced manner addressing so many 'sides' of the issue that it's almost dizzying. The writing is strong, and the ideas compelling. Nauscentrism fills a gap left by most other books on the topic, that of walking through disparate theories given by both religion and science and providing an intellectually consistent alternative. Nauscentrism also expands on a number of items of curiosity that are neglected in other books on the topic. This book also does something that has been missing for years; as the topic has 'aged, ' the books being written have become increasingly academic. This book brings the topic back to a reasonable level of common understanding and ties it back to thoughts and experiences everyone has at one time or another. Read Nauscentrism. You won't be disappointed.