On the Nightstand: Robert Lanza

Michael Lewis | NULL


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What is the eminent stem cell researcher Robert Lanza (see DISCOVER Interview) reading? Not much, it turns out. Next to Lanza’s bed, in his home on his private island in a Massachusetts pond, there are:

- “Quite a few dust bunnies”

- An indoor/outdoor thermometer: “I have a huge botanical garden inside my house, and many of the plants have to be kept at a certain temperature—one would die if it dropped below 50 degrees.”

- A dusty telescope

- Books? What books? Lanza has never been much of a reader. “I think this was absolutely critical to the development of [my theory of] biocentrism,” he says. “It was important not to have too many preconceptions.”

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