A Physics of Consciousness

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A Physics of Consciousness

J. Beichler

Quote:There are two possible approaches to the scientific study of consciousness: Bottom-up consciousness, from the individual organism or being to the physical universe, and Consciousness from the top-down, from the physical universe to the individual. This may sound rather esoteric and even spiritual, which is normally considered non-scientific by definition in western science, but it does seem to match ideas in eastern mystical thought. Yet it fits the qualitative aspects of mind that we normally associate with consciousness even better as well as the direct characteristics of consciousness, at least to the extent that they are known. The first clue to understanding is that consciousness, whatever and whichever it is, must be physical at some level because it interacts and intervenes either directly and/or indirectly in the physical/material world. Science needs to find a balance between the esoteric clues to the nature of consciousness and the physical results of consciousness perceiving and interpreting the external three-dimensional world, which it normally deals with, so we can maximize the effect of the new scientific revolution as well as the evolutionary leap in human consciousness that are coming. The main problem is that, in this case, the consciousness under observation is the same consciousness that is doing the observing and interpreting of itself, which opens the subject to extreme obfuscation in the minds of scientists...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

(This post was last modified: 2024-01-25, 05:44 AM by Sciborg_S_Patel. Edited 1 time in total.)

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