142651Re: [evol-psych] Re: Life after death: Dr Stuart Hameroff
- Nov 5, 2012This is not about new laws. This is about Hameroff’s claim that consciousness is not produced by brain, but brain is a mere outlet for it. If this is true, then consciousness is an operator who is also an operation. Thus consciousness would be God.God who makes distinction ( such as you or me or a stone or a table) and at the same time becomes the distinction he makes.Anna
--- In mailto:evolutionary-psychology%40yahoogroups.com, Julienne <julienne@...> wrote:
> What if we lived centuries ago,and talked about stones falling from
> the sky? Or flying? Orcomputers?
> What if we just don't know yet what the laws
Indeed the future has always brought new scientific developments that nobody expected or predicted. People are inclined to imagine the future by extrapolating in a straightforward way from current knowledge and technology that is alreadty in place, but cannot foresee coming breakthroughs and radical advances. Forecasts are made by extrapolating from what Kuhn called "normal science" without allowing for "revolutionary science."
So Leonardo da Vinci may have imagined tanks and flying machines, and all kinds of future inventions that actually came about, and Jules Verne may have thought about submarines, but neither of them could possibly have foreseen atomic weapons, lasers, electronic digital computers, or the mysteries of quantum entanglement, not even if their fabulous brains had functioned at full speed ahead 24 hours a day.
Donald W. Zimmerman
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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