Speculations on Consciousness: A Quantum, Cosmic, Spiritual Phenomenon

November 11th, 2017

PJ Buehler and George Gantz

The Opening Conversation: Swedenborg and Near Death Experiences

Several months ago, Peter Buehler and George Gantz began an exchange of emails, focused on the “Hard Problem of Consciousness.” While the thoughts expressed will hardly solve that problem, they may provide some insights that readers will find interesting.

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Towards a TOE – Explaining Quantum Physics, Consciousness and Free Will

November 13th, 2015

For more than a century, physics has been confronting the demon of indeterminacy in the quantum structure of the universe in the search for a Theory of Everything (TOE). Theoretical physicists have struggled for a century to close the gap – unsuccessfully.   The esteemed Sir Roger Penrose (age 84) has a different idea that may move us closer to a TOE, but in an unexpected way: his theory also explains the mechanism of consciousness and free will. By implication, it forces each of us (and every quantum state) to make a choice. (more…)