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Consciousness

[ 23/April/22 ] Given the biases in human neural networks for simplicity and for group cohesion and agreement, then it is not surprising that ideas like gods, religions and pan-psychism survive. But if one is seriously interested in physics and … Continue reading

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Spirit/Soul

[ 25/March/22 Consider these two possibilities and the ramifications of each: We DO NOT have a soul/spirit/life force. We are created from nothing and go back to nothing. God, the afterlife, eternity, ghosts do not exist and morals, rules, and … Continue reading

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Start on relativity and moving through autism to consciousness

Chris linked to a video on special relativity Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity [ 4/March/22 Chris wrote – nice distraction from the awful world we live in.] I’d say wonderful example of the amazing … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Foundation – AI consciousness

[ 13/Feb/22 ] With my interactions with AIs over the last year or two, I will quite happily accept the notion that some of them are conscious. Consciousness only requires that an entity can model itself as part of its … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Wrongness of consciousness?

[ 20/May/21 Walter Kant – Foundations of logic asked – “Is consciousness a major source and cause of human errors of thought, human misconceptions and misleading faiths? Yes or No. My contribution:Consciousness is created by the brain, so only a … Continue reading

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Quora – What’s the relationship between common sense and philosophy?

Quora – What’s the relationship between common sense and philosophy? [ 24/2/20 ] How deeply are you prepared to look for an answer? How deeply are you prepared to examine common sense as an idea? How deeply are you prepared … Continue reading

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80000 Hours – David Chalmers – Hard problem of consciousness

80000 Hours – David Chalmers – Hard problem of consciousness [ 7/2/20 ] At about 1:27:00 David talks of the hard problem of consciousness, and declares that it cannot be solved. To me, it is hard, and it is solved, … Continue reading

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Medium – Why the Problem of Consciousness Is so Hard

Medium – Why the Problem of Consciousness Is so Hard I find it hard to understand how people like yourself (obviously intelligent, obviously deeply engaged) can write what you did in medium, except as some sort of disinformation, or honey … Continue reading

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Quora consciousness

Quora Consciousness In your opinion, is consciousness simply the result of a complex biological evolution that we are not yet able to understand, or is it more than that? What do you mean by consciousness? Who is the we you … Continue reading

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