[NetBehaviour] Omega Point

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Nov 14 23:01:20 CET 2014


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On 14/11/14 07:54 AM, James Morris wrote:
> http://www.kurzweilai.net/discovery-of-quantum-vibrations-in-microtubules-inside-brain-neurons-corroborates-controversial-20-year-old-theory-of-consciousness

"“The
> 
origin of consciousness reflects our place in the universe, the
nature of our existence. Did consciousness evolve from complex
computations among brain neurons, as most scientists assert? Or has
consciousness, in some sense, been here all along, as spiritual
approaches maintain?” ask Hameroff and Penrose in the current review."

Quantum consciousness as testibly defined by Hameroff and Penrose has
been falsified on numerous occasions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestrated_objective_reduction#Criticism

This research is interesting but the presence of quantum effects in
photosynthesis or in our sense of smell doesn't make them
supernatural, or give them something as poorly defined as "free will".

- - Rob.

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