The universe exists because we are here?
|January 4, 2017||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, News|
Instead of the other way around? If you can’t sleep and have already overdosed on cute cat vids, try this one, from Futurism and SFGate:
The brain isn’t the seat of consciousness but acts more like a radio receiver, and perhaps emitter, translating conscious activity into physical correlates. (The radio receiver metaphor describes the feedback loop between mind and brain, which are actually not separate but part of the same complementary activity in consciousness.) To understand our true participation in the universe, we must learn much more about awareness and how it turns mind into matter and vice versa.
These are difficult truths for mainstream scientists to accept, and some would react to them with skepticism, disbelief, or anger. But following the other track of explanation, beginning with physical objects “out there,” fails utterly to explain how we are conscious to begin with.
That’s why in scattered pockets, some physicists are beginning to talk about a conscious universe, where consciousness is a given throughout Nature. In fact, the founders of quantum mechanics a century ago agreed more with this view, having understood that quantum mechanics implies observation and agency of mind. More.
We didn’t know these hippies were ID theorists who need a remedial course in logic. Also, we really must give them the name of our snacks vendor.
See also: Does the ability to “split” our brains help us understand consciousness?
What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness
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