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Is Matter Conscious?

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:30 pm
by duane
is this a hard problem because of the theoritical glasses they are looking thru


http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness ... -conscious
Is Matter Conscious?
Why the central problem in neuroscience is mirrored in physics.
The nature of consciousness seems to be unique among scientific puzzles. Not only do neuroscientists have no fundamental explanation for how it arises from physical states of the brain, we are not even sure whether we ever will. Astronomers wonder what dark matter is, geologists seek the origins of life, and biologists try to understand cancer—all difficult problems, of course, yet at least we have some idea of how to go about investigating them and rough conceptions of what their solutions could look like. Our first-person experience, on the other hand, lies beyond the traditional methods of science. Following the philosopher David Chalmers, we call it the hard problem of consciousness.
This suggests that consciousness—of some primitive and rudimentary form—is the hardware that the software described by physics runs on. The physical world can be conceived of as a structure of conscious experiences. Our own richly textured experiences implement the physical relations that make up our brains. Some simple, elementary forms of experiences implement the relations that make up fundamental particles. Take an electron, for example. What an electron does is to attract, repel, and otherwise relate to other entities in accordance with fundamental physical equations. What performs this behavior, we might think, is simply a stream of tiny electron experiences. Electrons and other particles can be thought of as mental beings with physical powers; as streams of experience in physical relations to other streams of experience.
And a radical change it truly is. Philosophers and neuroscientists often assume that consciousness is like software, whereas the brain is like hardware. This suggestion turns this completely around. When we look at what physics tells us about the brain, we actually just find software—purely a set of relations—all the way down. And consciousness is in fact more like hardware, because of its distinctly qualitative, non-structural properties. For this reason, conscious experiences are just the kind of things that physical structure could be the structure of.

Re: Is Matter Conscious?

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:00 pm
by MWells
I like the idea that consciousness is a manifestation of structural, archetypal principles. Larson's scalar motion would then be an attempt to identify something useful from these principles as related to the physical universe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will_theorem

Re: Is Matter Conscious?

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:58 pm
by duane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhsObpja8A
Rupert Sheldrake - Is The Sun Conscious?

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:22 pm
by duane
https://www.collective-evolution.com/20 ... -to-light/

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness Is Directly Linked To Light
Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!

The photons, strangely enough, appear within the visible spectrum. They range from near-infrared through violet, or between 200 and 1,300 nanometers.

Re: Is electricity Conscious?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 am
by duane
https://www.sciencealert.com/neuroscien ... munication

Neuroscientists Say They've Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication
Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed.

Re: Is electricity Conscious?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:29 pm
by bperet
duane wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 am
https://www.sciencealert.com/neuroscien ... munication

Neuroscientists Say They've Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication
Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed.
Neurons are life units; they exist in both coordinate space and coordinate time. They can only see the coordinate space connections--not the ones in coordinate time, which look like "wireless" communication. They are wired, but the connections are cosmic, not material.