Contrary to the beliefs of Nobel Laureate Dr. Francis Crick and most modern day scientists, but in alignment with the religious beliefs of billions of human beings on earth, the soul is alive and well and active in our daily lives. Contrary also to the beliefs of most neuroscientists, it is the soul, not the brain, which is designed to remember.
This story principally takes place in the facilities of Search International, Inc., a product research firm near Madison, Wisconsin. They call their work "product research," because the engineers, medical professionals and scientific staff are specifically focused on the development of new products for client manufacturers.
Commercialization of new technologies was the company's only objective until an unusual accident occurred; an accident which led management and the biotechnology research staff known as the Biochip Team into a discovery beyond their imaginations, a discovery which could well be considered the most important to mankind for all time.
The truly astonishing hypothesis, developed by Search International, suggests that at the functional center of the nucleus of every cell is an atemporal Particle of zero mass and infinite capacity for memory - a biological singularity. The same Particle is a component of every cell in the body. It is the "fabric of the soul."
The author lets the reader be present right alongside the scientists as they uncover some of the very secrets of Creation, and while test subjects are taken back in time to recall ancestral memories, a process key to proving the existence of the human soul. Intrigue enters the plot as competitors, a foreign government, and a special-interest group learn of Search International's discoveries.
The author is a product research engineer and writes from his experience and expertise. The Link, Village, Bridge series was written to explore an "astonishing hypothesis," developed by the author, in novel format. The Truly Astonishing Hypothesis, a non-fiction, develops the hypothesis further and comments on Dr. Francis Crick's book The Astonishing Hypothesis and Jeff Hawkin's brilliant book, On Intelligence. Available now The Atemporal Particle Theory which expands on and replaces the The Truly Astonishing Hypothesis.   Available soon on Amazon.com is a booklet (33 pages) entitled New Science, New Faith, Same Gospel.
Comments from readers regarding LINK:
Reviewer: Kim Colyer
Anna Piersons, MD, and LaShauna Jackson, PhD, are the two women who attend most of the exciting ancestral memory experiments along with Allen Nolte, a wisecracking engineer, who's responsibility it is to check the historical background of the subject's experiences. As a reader, I was present as Joan (Otis) Kenny, a Search International mathematician, travels back in time through her ancestral memories to such times as James Otis' speech to the Massachusetts Assembly before the American Revolution, 249 years before she was born. But nothing in my experience prepared me for the ancestral memory retrieval series of Dr. ben Charash, an Israeli scientist whose ancestor watches the Roman centurions approach his home sometime before 70 AD, and in another session the doctor hears, first hand, of the Miracle at Cana, 2,010 years earlier, from an actual witness. I promise you, if you are a serious Christian and a Sci-Fi enthusiast, you will enjoy LINK.
Very deep and delectable, but not for the uninitiated., September 9, 2012
I've finished reading LINK two nights ago, and while on my way to the library to return the book, I could not get my mind off the concepts exposed in the book.
While Mr. Beiswanger is a good story teller, he is not a very accomplished writer, but that holds true for many writers (Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, Thomas Harris, etc), so this book is definitely not for the uninitiated literary amateur. This is only for the elite literary connoisseurs who can endure complex ideas and plots and are initiated in the areas of sociology, developmental psychology, anthropology and a bit of theology. And I say this as a professional writer, novelist and connoisseur of fine literature.
The story, while not giving too much of it away, centers around Search International, Inc., and particularly on (George Evans), a corporate scientist who after an accident learns some disturbing and revealing things about memory and the human soul, and how thoughts and memories can in fact be harnessed thanks to the discovery of a memory Particle around which the knot of the novel is centered.
It is a story very worthy of any true literature enthusiast's library and a must-read for anyone seeking fiction on the dangerous taboo of 'what happens when science steps a little to far into the human soul, to the point of equating the human soul to a subject of scientific observation?'
An excellent book for a rainy weekend, my favourite kind.
Great Read. Where Self and God Reside.
"LINK, by John L. Beiswenger, reads like science fiction, but is based off of theory and science that could be fact. Much like Michael Crichton, he combines various disciplines of technical knowledge to not only add authenticity to the subject matter, but leaves you thinking about the ramifications of the material if it is indeed true. The writing style itself is very engaging, and the author uses great imagery in his descriptions to make you feel like you are at the table with the great minds in his book, making the same kind of discoveries. He also describes the theories in the book, as some of them are rather complex to understand. The book's subject matter is the very existance of the soul and of God. It uses science and theory to explain where the spirit resides in our phyical bodies, and the phenomena related to this. This book will make you think about the existence of God, as well as your own."
"It's a little technical (biologically speaking) at first, but all necessarily so. You may need some resources to get you through some of that (e.g., biological dictionary), if that's not your background, but this is a thought and soul provoker. A must read!"
"Amazing concept. Brilliant. He is really onto something...how it all works."
"Very scientific and reasonable! I could tell the author has the depth in both scientific and spirititual knowledge! If you are fighting to find the existence of God, I strongly recommend this book! It'll open your new perception of spiritual realm..."
"I read the book seven years ago and I was impressed by Beiswenger's basic idea. At that time I thought it will be an idea that might influence others. At the end, as we can see right now, I was right."
"Just finished this book, and I gotta say I LOVED it, loved the idea of going back and reliving ancestral memories. I recommend this book to everyone."
The book is very interesting in its exploration about the human mind having the ability to store memory, going into a machine and traveling into the seeds of memory and re-experiencing things. This book was released many years ago (and) a few years later a game called Assassin Creed was released, stealing the ideas from this book. I noticed the reviews (on Amazon.com) from 18 April are all angry gamers because the author found out obout the plagarism and is now suing the company. Dont bother listening to those fake negative reviews.
I liked it, one of the best I have read. This story principally takes place in the facilities of Search International, Inc.
ISBN: 0-7414-1348-5 ©2003
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 365 pages
Category/Subject: Christian Sci-Fi