The case for why our Universe may be a giant neural network

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The case for why our Universe may be a giant neural network

Quote:Neuroscientist and author Bobby Azarian explores the idea that the Universe is a self-organizing system that evolves and learns.

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  •  The concept of a brain-like Universe — seeded by pre-Socratic philosopher Anaxagoras — is gaining currency.

  • The cosmos looks remarkably similar to the complete wiring diagram of the brain — and “non-local connections” could enable computation.

  • Stephen Hawking saw a path to a new philosophy of physics based on a view of the Universe as a self-organizing entity.
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Quote:In recent years, a number of highly respected theoretical physicists and scientists from various fields have published papers, articles, and books that have provided compelling technical and mathematical arguments that suggest the Universe is not just a computational or information-processing system, but a self-organizing system that evolves and learns in ways that are strikingly similar to biological systems.

For example, scientists have recently emphasized that the physical organization of the Universe mirrors the structure of a brain. Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder — renowned for her skepticism — wrote a bold [url=https://time.com/6208174/maybe-the-universe-thinks/]article
for Time Magazine in August of 2022 titled “Maybe the Universe Thinks. Hear Me Out,” which describes the similarities...
'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


(2023-10-19, 03:01 AM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: The case for why our Universe may be a giant neural network


[url=https://bigthink.com/hard-science/the-universe-may-be-a-giant-neural-network-heres-why/][/url]

Here we go again. This is presumptuously assuming it must be true so using the abjectly failed "brain neurons and their interactions are consciousness" materialist neuroscience explanation of consciousness, as a springboard to some sort of "Universe-is-a-titanic-computer" model. Which has the same deadly flaws: computers can only compute algorithms, and consciousness is nonalgorithmic and non-computable, per the well-known Hard Problem. I guess the message hasn't gotten through.
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(2023-10-19, 03:19 PM)nbtruthman Wrote: Here we go again. This is presumptuously assuming it must be true so using the abjectly failed "brain neurons and their interactions are consciousness" materialist neuroscience explanation of consciousness, as a springboard to some sort of "Universe-is-a-titanic-computer" model. Which has the same deadly flaws: computers can only compute algorithms, and consciousness is nonalgorithmic and non-computable, per the well-known Hard Problem. I guess the message hasn't gotten through.

I think this is a pretty big concession though, because a Universe that is a thinking being is stepping outside the usual skeptical claims.

Also if they try to defend something like this, mind uploading, and the MWI multiverse it begins to show materialism for the religion that it is.
'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


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