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Quantum Computing and Evolution?

The unique capability of quantum mechanics to evolve alternative possibilities in parallel is appealing and over the years a number of quantum algorithms have been developed offering great computational benefits. Systems coupled to the environment lose quantum coherence quickly and … Continue reading

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John Searle: Our shared condition — consciousness

John Searle: Our shared condition — consciousness See Also: The Fundamentals of Consciousness? Dialogos of Eide

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Getting Perspective on Time

Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it. — Albert Einstein Currently with the new book written by Lee Smolin about Time, to me, it is a fundamental question about what arises, … Continue reading

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Origins of Life Question?

Is it more astonishing that a God created all that exists in six days, or that the natural processes of the creative universe have yielded galaxies, chemistry, life, agency, meaning, value, consciousness, culture without a Creator. In my mind and … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Consciousness?

Ian Waldie/Getty Images Science also lacks even a back-of-the-envelop concept explaining the emergence of consciousness from the behavior of mere matter. We have an elaborate understanding of the ways in which experience depends on neurobiology. But how consciousness arises out … Continue reading

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Stuart Kauffman on Beyond Reductionism

“It is very good that <a href="http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/smolin/smolin_p1.html&quot; target="_BLank" title="A Possible Solution For The Problem Of Time In Quantum CosmologyBy Stuart Kauffman and Lee Smolin [4.7.97]”>Stu Kauffman and Lee are making this serious attempt to save a notion of time, since … Continue reading

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The Synapse of the Wondering Mind

Click here for Penrose’s Seminar While trying to organize my thoughts about the title of this blog entry, it becomes apparent to me that the potential of neurological transposition of electrical pulses is part of the function of the physical … Continue reading

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Colour of Gravity 3

Colour measurement We know that colour is a psychophysical experience of an observer which changes from observer to observer and is therefore impossible to replicate absolutely. In order to quantify colour in meaningful terms we must be able to measure … Continue reading

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Cosmic Evolution and the Powers of Ten

Many physical quantities span vast ranges of magnitude. Figures 0.1 and 0.2 use images to indicate the range of lengths and times that are of importance in physics.http://physicalworld.org/restless_universe/html/ru_intro_B.html *** Why Is The Universe Complex? Broken Symmetries, Information, Energy,  Work Next, … Continue reading

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Self-organization From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Self-organization is the process where a structure or pattern appears in a system without a central authority or external element imposing it. This globally coherent pattern appears from the local interaction of the elements … Continue reading

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