Quatam physics is indeed one of the most fascinating things. But Lanza's idea that "we" humans create the universe through expectations is simply a ridiculous tangent to ride out on from the twin slit experiment. If the universe is created by the mind, it is not our minds that create it, but that of something god-like. The universe seems to have undiscovered phenomena before we existed. Now there may well be a mechanism to which our eternal souls can interact with the brain that might be discoverable by science and may or may not be related to the paradox of the twin slits, but I am dubious about it. I note that the articles say electrons change behavior based on the "observation" of a "detector" rather than a more direct real-time person...that there is some interference that science does not understand is clear. That the interference is based on the expectations of a conscious mind is speculative.
We are slow to learn because the earthly ego gets in the way. Our egocistical self gets in the way and hampers our real-self’s progression.
“Whatever man can conceive,
Man can achieve.”
It is easier to grasp by reading the book, but even that requires a step back from all we have been taught. The reviews on Amazon might be helpful for you as well. It is, I believe, a far more abstract concept than concrete and easier for those schooled in eastern thinking to get a handle on.
The One Mind, of which we are a part. Universal Mind, The Thing Itself.
We, however, create the way the world shows up in our experience by our mind, by our consciousness.
In other words, God creates the world, but we create our world.