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Month: February 2018

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility (Excerpts)

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility (Excerpts)

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This is an excerpt of an article published originally in qz.com. Click here to read full article. Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue to fail, the “panpsychist” view is increasingly being taken seriously by credible philosophers, neuroscientists, and physicists, including figures such as neuroscientist Christof Koch and physicist Roger Penrose. “Why should we think common sense is a good guide to what the universe is like?” says Philip Goff, a philosophy professor at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. “Einstein te