Physicalist Materialism: The Dying Throes of an Inadequate Paradigm – Stephan A. Schwartz

These studies and experiments spread across many disciplines, using different protocols, are often dismissed by physicalists who find the very idea of nonlocal consciousness, to quote American psychologists and physicalists James Alcock and Arthur Reber, to be “impossible.” And yet this position, when the research is closely examined, is seen as a statement of ideology or belief, not a statement of science.

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Nature: Decades-long bet on consciousness ends — and it’s philosopher 1, neuroscientist 0

A 25-year science wager has come to an end. In 1998, neuroscientist Christof Koch bet philosopher David Chalmers that the mechanism by which the brain’s neurons produce consciousness would be discovered by 2023. Both scientists agreed publicly on 23 June, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) in New York City, that it is an ongoing quest — and declared Chalmers the winner.

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TechCast announces Portal to Global Consciousness

TechCast announces a crowdfunding campaign to launch its PORTAL TO GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS.  The Portal will allow anyone, anywhere to experience Global Consciousness and help save the world. The portal brings together those interested in fostering a vision for a sustainable world . . . a global consciousness that recognizes humanity's interconnectedness with all life as the predominant worldview.

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Physics Life Psychiatry: Cellular Model and the ZPE – A.K.Mukhopadhyay

Three unsolved problems in deep physics are uncertainty, symmetry-breaking, and dark energy. This paper develops the connecting thread between three unsolved problems of physics, three signs of life at the subtle level, and etiopathogenesis of three common psychiatric disorders from the evidence available in cell biology.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Ervin Laszlo

David's guest today is Prof Ervin Laszlo. He spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the international music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America. Shifting to the life of a philosopher and systems scientist, he has lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. He is the Founder and President of both the Club of Budapest and the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research.

The End of Quantum Reality: A Conversation with Wolfgang Smith – Samuel Sotillos

And then I would share with them the good news.You need be divided no more, I would say. The world you perceive—replete with its colors, the fragrance of flowers and the songs of birds—is not after all a res cogitans: you can henceforth hug your child, knowing for certain that it is real! In a word, you can be human once again. And as if that were not enough: you can, once again, tread the ancient and hallowed paths of your fathers, confident they will lead you to a blessed end.

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The absurdity of mind as machine – David Bentley Hart

This is why, among devout philosophical physicalists, such wild extremes as eliminativist reductionism and the materialist version of panpsychism are ever more in vogue. The mental, it turns out, is no more reconcilable to the modern picture of material nature than it was in Descartes’s day. And that should make us consider whether we ought to revise our governing paradigm once more.

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Why not scientism? – Moti Mizrahi

Rather than conceive of scientism in ways that could be weaponised, then, we should think about it along the lines I have proposed above. Epistemological scientism is the view that scientific knowledge is superior to non-scientific knowledge either because scientific knowledge is the only form of knowledge we have, and so non-scientific knowledge is not really knowledge at all, or because scientific knowledge is better than non-scientific knowledge.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Bernard Carr

Bernard Carr is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. For his PhD he studied the first second of the universe with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University and Caltech... He also has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion and views psychical research as forming a bridge between them. He is President of the Scientific and Medical Network and a former President of the Society for Psychical Research.

Postmaterialism, Anyone? – Brian Martin

Conventional scientific theories can’t explain telepathy and precognition. Nor can they provide a convincing explanation for consciousness. The usual scientific assumption is that the material world is all there is. To explain anomalous evidence, should this assumption be superseded by a model in which consciousness is independent of matter?

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Iain McGilchrist – Rediscovering Wisdom in a World Gone Mad

In this conversation, Iain and Helena employ a big-picture lens to critique artificial intelligence, corporate globalization, and the profit-orientation of science and academia. They ask some hard questions about how things might change – through collapse, through movement-building, through grassroots action, or through a combination of these? And they also articulate insights into who we are as human beings, what constitutes genuine intelligence, and what a fulfilling life really entails.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Lotte Valentin

Dr. Lotte has had two Near-Death out-of-body experiences which resulted in her becoming clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and activating her life path. She was then guided to attend medical school as well as become an author and evidential medium. Dr. Lotte completed her medical school pre-requisites and was accepted into medical school at the age of 54!

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