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Penrose + Rogan

I highly recommend Penrose’s classic The Emperor’s New Mind and the follow-up Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness. I had the pleasure of meeting Penrose via an Imperial-based collaborator/chum of mine at an Imperial College lecture soon after the release of TENM. It’s quite extraordinary that Rogan as the proverbial geezer on…

The “odd couple” of science: do we have a quantum Soul?

Check out the “odd couple’s” (I suspect a professional euphemism for looniness) freely available update Consciousness in the universe: a review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory with accompanying interview (first video). I heard Penrose speak at Imperial College around the time The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics was released. I’ve never had the…

Consciousness . . . after death

Stuart Hameroff speculates on consciousness as a fundamental part of the universe. Though I’ve read Penrose’s The Emperor’s New Mind and Shadows of the Mind, I’ve never read any Hameroff beyond interviews and documentaries. Wishful thinking perhaps  . . . Speaking of consciousness  Toward a Science of Consciousness is coming up, this time in India. BodyconsciousnessdeathJournal of Consciousness StudiesPenroseQuantum mechanicsReligionReligion…