“Consciousness is the answer” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

So what’s the question? The question is:  “What the hell do we do now?” Consciousness (or more correctly, a lack of Consciousness) got us into the problem and Consciousness will get us out. Lack of Consciousness gets us into all sorts of problems.  Believing we are limited, physical man who has a mind rather than … Continue reading “Consciousness is the answer” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

“A Role For Consciousness”

A Role For Consciousness David Hodgson pulls together his experience to understand experience. One of the great enduring mysteries of science lies in the question What does consciousness do? Or more specifically, What if anything is achieved by subjective conscious experiences, such as visual and auditory experiences, conscious thoughts, and feelings such as pain and hunger, that is not … Continue reading “A Role For Consciousness”

The Universe May Be a “Strange Loop” of Self-Simulating Consciousness

Physicist: Universe May Be a “Strange Loop” of Self-Simulating Consciousness A new hypothesis argues that the universe simulates itself into existence. JAKE ANDERSON (TMU) — When it comes to cosmology, astronomy, and physics, there is no shortage of off-the-wall arguments and hypotheses. While new discoveries from the early moments of the Big Bang and quantum and … Continue reading The Universe May Be a “Strange Loop” of Self-Simulating Consciousness

Why Can’t the World’s Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots. The Guardian| Oliver Burkeman (getpocket.com) One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your … Continue reading Why Can’t the World’s Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?

Science as we know it can’t explain consciousness – but a revolution is coming

By Philip Goff, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University, The Conversation • November 1, 2019 (yahoo.com) Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time. The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, consisting of almost 100 billion … Continue reading Science as we know it can’t explain consciousness – but a revolution is coming

Does Consciousness Exist Outside the Brain?

Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. Think Well Is consciousness actually a property of the universe like gravity or light? Posted Jun 26, 2019 (psychologytoday.com) The prevailing consensus in neuroscience is that consciousness is an emergent property of the brain and its metabolism. When the brain dies, the mind and consciousness of the being to whom that brain belonged … Continue reading Does Consciousness Exist Outside the Brain?

Artificial Consciousness — Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

Illustration © Jaime Raposo 2019. To see more art, please visit jaimeraposo.com Paul Conrad Samuelsson takes the perspective of the computer for a change. Debate about cutting-edge technological advancements is philosophy à la mode. At the forefront is artificial intelligence, which looks set to become the greatest technological leap in history. No one can comprehend the extent … Continue reading Artificial Consciousness — Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

“Science is Ready to Accept Consciousness” by Deepak Chopra

Published on March 26, 2018 (linkedin.com) Deepak Chopra MD Founder, Chopra Foundation Although it takes place outside the headlines, even those that deal with science, a heated debate is occurring about mind and matter. On onside is a camp of so-called physicalists, formerly known as materialists, who hold fast to the assumption that any and … Continue reading “Science is Ready to Accept Consciousness” by Deepak Chopra