So near yet…so far

So near, yet…

“We know that matter remains mysterious just as mind remains mysterious, and we don’t know what the connections between those mysteries should be. Classifying consciousness as a material problem is tantamount to saying that consciousness, too, remains fundamentally unexplained.”

“Consciousness might, for example, be an example of the emergence of a new entity in the Universe not contained in the laws of particles. There is also the more radical possibility that some rudimentary form of consciousness must be added to the list of things, such as mass or electric charge, that the world is built of.”

“[Following work by the American philosopher Thomas Nagel, Chalmers pointed to the]…the vividness – the intrinsic presence – of the perceiving subject’s experience as a problem no explanatory account of consciousness seems capable of embracing.”

So far.

And here’s the rest of it.

https://aeon.co/essays/materialism-alone-cannot-explain-the-riddle-of-consciousness?utm_content=buffer9ed9a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

See, mess around with your neurons before you have the math right, you could end up in another star system.

 

About budbromley

Life sciences executive, retired
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