Inventor and professor of applied science Dr Cyrus Varan’s first book is, as you’d expect, thoughtful and rigorously researched.
Now in his eighties, Cyrus lives in Red Beach. He says he is best known internationally for one of his patented inventions – a system for capping underwater oil wells.
Cyrus has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for around 20 years and says for all those years he has been thinking and reading about the nature of creation and wanted to share his conclusions with the wider public.
The Wisdom and Wonder of Life is the result, and Cyrus offers it as “a gift to the community” – to anyone who is looking for purpose and meaning in life.
In the book, he draws together the views of great minds, such as Albert Einstein, along with the latest scientific discoveries, mathematical probability, biology, astronomy and physics – all of which brought him to the conclusion that life cannot have begun as a series of chance events, but was the result of purposeful creation.
He uses the example of a paper clip. “It was invented because a need was recognised, followed by a solution, which was designed and fabricated. In the same way DNA, in all its complexity, is also an objective design and human beings can only be a purposeful creation.”
Cyrus, says the essence of a creator is beyond human comprehension and he seems happy to leave it that way – he says it is “certainly not a book about God”.
“I want people to know there is a purpose for their existence – that it can in no way be the result of random chance,” he says. “I think that makes life more bearable.”
All proceeds from the book are donated to charity.