Category Archives: Brain size

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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EM Fields and Consciousness

If consciousness is in some way physical, what exactly composes it? The widely discussed theories today seem to fall into one of two categories: Consciousness is information processing in one form or another. (CIP) Consciousness is composed of or created … Continue reading

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The Mystery From 70,000 Years Ago

About 70 thousand years ago something happened that resulted in modern humans. Whatever caused this change, it resulted in what appears to have been a major leap in cognitive capabilities. It was quite possibly the change that most differentiates us … Continue reading

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