Author Archives: James Cross

Evolution, Learning, and Uncertainty

A question that has puzzled me is the one of the evolutionary reasons for consciousness. I’m speaking loosely here. Evolution doesn’t really have reasons. Changes happen in organisms because the changes in the long run bestow some advantage (or at … Continue reading

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Artificial Consciousness?

This is a very brief post relating to possibility of artificial consciousness on a silicon substrate. I’ve been skeptical of this and remain so, but I know both McFadden and Pockett both believe that consciousness is identical with certain types … Continue reading

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EM Fields and Consciousness Research

I’ve added a new page on EM fields and consciousness that I hope to keep updated with the latest developments in this area. You can access the page through the navigation menu or here. I would particularly like to call … Continue reading

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