“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.

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

“5 of the Biggest Questions That Science Can’t Answer Yet” by Scotty Hendricks

October 16, 2017 (BigThink.com) This the European Space Agency photograph released October 25, 2001 shows a supermassive black hole in the core of galaxy named MCG-6-30-15 as seen through the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) satellite. (ESA/Getty Images)   Science is one of the greatest tools for expanding understanding that mankind ever devised. While it’s reasonable … Continue reading “5 of the Biggest Questions That Science Can’t Answer Yet” by Scotty Hendricks

The “hard problem” of consciousness

Philosopher David Chalmers on consciousness, the hard problem and the nature of reality By Daniel Keane Posted yesterday at 9:25pm PHOTO: David Chalmers studied maths in Adelaide, then at Oxford, before switching to philosophy. (ABC News: Daniel Keane) Fittingly for someone dedicated to pondering the puzzle posed by consciousness, philosopher David Chalmers possesses an unusual and fascinating mind. For … Continue reading The “hard problem” of consciousness

“Quantum Reality, the Importance of Consciousness in the Universe, the Discovery of a Non-Empirical Realm of Physical Reality, and the Convergence with Ancient Traditions of Indian and Western Philosophy” by Lothar Schäfer and Sisir Roy

Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA; e-mail schafer@uark.edu.(2) Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 India; e-mail: sisir@isical.ac.in Abstract We review some characteristic aspects of the metaphysics of quantum theory which lead in a remarkable way to a confluence of powerful traditions of Indian and European philosophy. The … Continue reading “Quantum Reality, the Importance of Consciousness in the Universe, the Discovery of a Non-Empirical Realm of Physical Reality, and the Convergence with Ancient Traditions of Indian and Western Philosophy” by Lothar Schäfer and Sisir Roy

“Super Consciousness” by Colin Wilson; book review by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

Colin Wilson is one of my favorite writers and “Super Consciousness” is a kind of “Super Consciousness for Dummies” approach to the subject. Let me quote a few excerpts: “A musician friend told me how he had returned home one day feeling weary, and had poured himself a large whisky and put on a record … Continue reading “Super Consciousness” by Colin Wilson; book review by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

8 Scientists Contemplate Place of Human Consciousness in Science

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times The founders of quantum physics contemplated the philosophical implications of their findings. They were astounded that the thoughts of the observer seemed to influence the matter being observed. Principles believed to stabilize physical reality didn’t seem to apply. The power of the human mind to influence physical reality has been … Continue reading 8 Scientists Contemplate Place of Human Consciousness in Science