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Quantifying Consciousness


Michio Kaku: Consciousness Can be Quantified


The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of experience. When we think and perceive, there is a whirl of information-processing, but there is also a subjective aspect. ... Then there are bodily sensations, from pains to orgasms; mental images that are conjured up internally; the felt quality of emotion, and the experience of a stream of conscious thought. (p. 226)


Sir Roger Penrose On Why Consciousness Does Not Compute

"Their theory is almost certainly wrong, but since Penrose is so brilliant ("One of the very few people I've met in my life who, without reservation, I call a genius," physicist Lee Smolin has said), we'd be foolish to dismiss their theory out of hand."

Penrose's theory promises a deeper level of explanation. He starts with the premise that consciousness is not computational, and it's beyond anything that neuroscience, biology, or physics can now explain. "We need a major revolution in our understanding of the physical world in order to accommodate consciousness," Penrose told me in a recent interview.

"The most likely place, if we're not going to go outside physics altogether, is in this big unknown -- namely, making sense of quantum mechanics."

Most scientists believe the brain is too warm and wet for quantum states to have any influence on neuronal activity because quantum coherence only seems possible in highly protected and frigid environments."

The above "too warm and wet" proven wrong below:

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates (Quantum) theory of consciousness


Sorry for all the actual citations of other people's werk.

Is the Center for Immigration Studies a hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center says?

"We found the case against the center is based on some of its associations rather than its current work."


So now it's not just guilt by association, but by time shifted second hand association. White Supremacists are the new Communists. We need to root them out, no matter how many innocent people end up as collateral damage.

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