Category Archives: Quantum Mechanics

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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Thinking About Thinking

The Edge question for 2015 is “What do you think about machines that think?” The first two responses I read were from Sean Carroll and Nick Bostrom. I have been a long time followier of Sean Carroll blog’s Preposterous Universe and have … Continue reading

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Mind, Life, and Tensegrity

My position on mind and consciousness is a materialist position. A materialist believes that everything is matter, that there is nothing above or beyond matter, that mind and consciousness are matter or derivable from matter and physical laws. By “matter”, … Continue reading

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