You don’t have to look far to find outlandish theories on the nature of the cosmos and human consciousness. These days, notions once relegated to science fiction are finding their way into esoteric academic journals, and from there, into mainstream discourse. One example of this is the Simulation Argument, recently championed by Elon Musk; another is ‘time crystals,’ a tantalizing non-linear phase of matter. The newest symphony of mind jazz being broadcast across the Internet posits new ideas about the embattled theory of “panpsychism,” or the belief that mind is a fundamental property of the physical universe and is imbued into all states of matter. Read more
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Scientists Believe the Universe ttself May Be Conscious
Fervent materialists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye are going to be outraged by this: some scientists now believe that the universe itself may be conscious.