Explore 👁 Philosophy
April 13, 2018
Sometimes, I truly consider returning to school to study philosophy.
Watching Right Now 👾 Our Universe is Probabilistic
The particle has no defined location until we make the measurement. …This quantum weirdness does not only apply to light, it applies to all the particles life is made of… We intuitively believe our universe consists of solid stuff, but in reality, all of it,…is a result of probability waves, and particles that pop in and out of existence…all of this weirdness prompted Einstein to say, “Do you really believe the moon is not there when you are not looking at it?”
Reframing 👁 A Lens-based Project
What if I created different lens for all the philosophical concepts of consciousness?
- emergent dualism
- substance dualism
- higher order theory
- property dualism
- quantum consciousness
- pan psychism
- identity theory
- logically sound, scientifically sound theory of how we can transform how we think about life… our deepest existential questions: evolution, as the YouTube further explores in this quote:
…first forms of life; subtle differences between old cells and new cells; in the genetics of offspring; we can trace these genes as far back as bacteria 3.5 billion years ago; microscopic crystals; over billions of years of replicating and mutating; more and more sophisticated ways of growing and spreading; offspring with a coincidental protein molecule, sensitive to sunlight, emerged; ended up more beneficial over many generations; four billion years is a long time, enough for extremely sophisticated results, such as the human eye; even our most advanced technologies are no match for the mechanisms evolution has created…
To approach this scientifically, we cannot allow consciousness’s elusive nature to be a reason for giving up on trying to understand it, because if consciousness is not a magical exception, and rather is a direct or indirect consequence of evolution, the scientific conclusion is straightforward: just like every other aspect of the human body…consciousness is a tool that’s engineered for us…evolution favored this development, and nurtured it to a point where we became sentient, self-aware, and capable of interpreting our own evolutionary drives and purpose, in ways that can even go against our own survival, if we so choose… so then, how would science describe the mechanism of consciousness?
@16:00, the video then goes on to describe the emergence of consciousness. This is parallel to the Theory of Everything I believe in, so I was tickled enormously by this video, and highly recommend you watch it.
Listing 🤯 30 Philosophers to Explore
Sharpen your genuine love of logic for a moment with this invigorating video on string theory:
In addition to the philosophical ideas I’ve been wrestling above, I have a list of philosophers I’d like to read more, from ancient to present day… And I’m sure this list could later be used for a 30-day Challenge. 😉
- Augustine of Hippo;
- Baruch Spinoza;
- Dante Alighieri;
- Dalai Lama and Siddhartha Gautama Buddha;
- Pope Francis;
- Simone de Beauvoir;
- Arthur William Bell, Coast to Coast AM broadcaster; one of my grandfather’s heroes in his old age
- Willem de Sitter, a physicist who contributed to Big Bounce theory; he worked alongside Einstein
- Michael Merzenich, one of the brilliant minds of today’s neuroplasticity research, and a professor as UC San Francisco;
- Immanuel Kant;
- David Hume;
- Rene Descartes;
- John Locke;
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz;
- Sun Tzu;
- Ayn Rand;
- George Berkeley;
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau;
- Baron de Montesquieu;
- Sue Blackmore, free will
- Benjamin Lipet, half-second delay
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