100 thoughts on “What is consciousness? | The Economist

  • September 12, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    I would say it is when we are awake.We are aware of the environment around us.The brain controls
    all our bodily systems.The one thing I am interested in,and that is our Mind.What is our Mind.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    1;48 "consciousness arises in the brain" we know that is incorrect from thousands of NDEs, click, goodby…

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Very interesting report!
    But I miss Tononi‘s Integrated Information Theory as currently most promising candidate for a theory of consciousness.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    video is loaded with prejudices not universally shared by true scientists studying consciousness. horse shit

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    You are talking about the song ' Black out" by the german rock band Scorpion? Does a rock song substantiate or discredit the phenomenon more? When subtext pertains to how the lost or submerged (as in linked below) common sense we all share, may relate to space/time, gravity and electromagnetic fields interacting with mind, body, heredity, gene expression, lifestyle. That instituional forces may strive to manipulate, to bracket and partition consciousness, via these walls of static built up over time, and still growing today based on how crowds, markets, and mind moves

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Daniel dennet is so full of it. Just have to buckle down and do it,he says. If I know everything about how a headache is produced and have never had a headache then the only way to know a headache is to have one.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    Consciousness is an illusion, no minds bodies or matter likely actually exists. A computer generates and controls everything. Free will is a lie hence the need to constantly reinforce the lie. I've heard a million times, you and only you are responsible for your actions, bullshit, whatever's controlling everything and everyone is. A sick evil twisted computer simulation with cold heartless vile bitter controllers that only create life because they like creating death. Cruel, unnecessary, evil, dark, cold, miserable, lonely and dirty. A disgusting display of power by the weak in their own. I hate you, I hope something in nature kills the creator of this experience. Constantly stalking harassing turds who vicariously label paranoia and insanity through the other characters upon said realization. Fuck You. Spit in your face.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    Palpable bull shit. Psychology and neuroscience — the foes of understanding.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    Brain has nothing to do with consciousness. You’re welcome. The truth is that you’re listening to people that have no idea what they’re talking about.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    we are always fully conscious because our brains work in miraculous ways. even when we are asleep our brain still works. that's why we can actually do anything and everything subconsciously

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Here we are 4 years later, and the answer is still, “The Truth”. Quantum scientists are now theorizing that feedback loops in time and space create conscious awareness. By these feedbacks our understandings gain validity through our experiences. The Truth does the same and is the same. It tells you what was true, then, and what is true now. This Quantum theory also goes on to state that purpose in the feedbacks creates a simulated future that we can deduce is the most effective and efficient way to move forward in life or situation. The Truth does the very same. The Truth in all things is what grants their merit, credibility, and validity in all our understandings of them. This theory actually runs parallel to The Truth of existence as testified by the Bible, men, life, knowledge, understanding, learning, science, spirit, deliverance, qualification, and it’s ONE Truth, The Truth. None can do a damned thing about it, it testifies true in EVERYTHING. Love that these two understandings are one. Interesting stuff.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    Consciousness has always existed, and always will.

    For a time, perhaps a time and a half, consciousness has decided that within the human mind is the most interesting place to dwell in the universe.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Consciousness does not reside in our brain. Our brain is just the interface to our soul …. and there is were consciousness resides ….

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    The problem is the "scientific" dogma that the brain generates consciousness. It's like saying a radio generates music. Consciousness exists, brain or not. This has been demonstrated over and over again. In many thousands of cases, people have died clinically, no brain function, yet they can be aware of events that happened all around them and in other locations, because as conscious entities they have left the brain and body, and then returned to report the experience. This video and those involved are stuck in the belief system of absolute materialism. Study the NDE literature. Come up to speed on the subject.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    "Man is the measure of all things, but himself"

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  • September 19, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    This video only aims towards trivializing the complexity and beauty of the biological structures of nature. First, the guy said .. you'll be perfectly fine if you didn't have a cerebellum.. you'll just be slurry and have incomplete thoughts… that's as wrong as you can get. The cerebellum is responsible to your heartbeat , breathing , body posture , communication with the spine , reflexes , etc .. You can't look at an organism and slice it up in many pieces and then point to one part saying … this part controls everything , that's as simple mindedly stupid you can get. Its all about coexistence , one cannot exist without the other … like a flower and bee , they're separate organisms physically but both of them depend on each other for their survival and existence. Don't be fooled or discouraged by this corporate interest minded (agenda driven) video about exploring "human consciousness". All consciousness is the same just in different vessels , we're like drops from an ocean , which when we die return to that ocean and thus the cycle/flow continues of everything that exists realizing its own existence through subjective points of views giving a rich and diverse experience which would far outcolor any range of spectrum we can imagine or lay out. Each organism each "I" looking at the world while being the centres of the universe they perceive wherever they are. Its Life experiencing itself subjectively , but mere words can't even begin to describe the beauty of it all.

    If consciousness is solely a result of brain function then how are trees conscious , a being has to be conscious to be alive right ? How do single celled organisms interact , do things , and are ALIVE without a brain ?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    LIBTARDS HAVE NO BRAIN

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    Fundamental experience
    Parts of the brain that generate consciousness
    Brain is a universe within

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Cerebral cortex – two of them. Left and right

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Check out this video: Researchers say there's evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WnoIf2NwaRY&epik=dj0yJnU9aHc1MUN5bERPNkRQbS1ROTVCdE1tV0E5OWgtMWdteU8mbj1YQ3FkMFU3bmlMck1XM0kwM3VaSnlnJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjJFYnk4

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  • September 20, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    Well in a way you can answer it.Consciousness is nothing.Everytime you point at something it's an expirience,thus it's not you.It's as easy as that.We just don't know how it comes into existance.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    4:19 – Kant's Transcendental Unity of Apperception (1781).

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  • September 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    Ha ! Materialism is dead now.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Evolution begins with consciousness.
    Consciousness could be most immune element, which doesn't absorb anything.
    Thus other elements could make most immune element conscious.
    Importantly, consciousness can drive itself through other elements, creating intelligence.
    Consciousness could be unstoppable dynamic force, which can also act as rigid due to immunity.
    Driving is thinking.
    There are two things, being rigid plus driving other elements, and being dynamic plus parrying other elements. These 2 properties could yield 2 genders in conscious elements, i.e most immunity.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    What is Consciousness ! GOD. ! We are ALL connected !

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    The most satisfactory explanation I have ever heard about this topic is in Mandukya Upanishad, that too in 7th verse to be more precise.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    “Show ‘em what you’re made of”; Hostility in flex? Or a valid peacetime activity?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    How do we prove that people really had near-death experiences? https://youtu.be/X_9tuw7_lfg

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    "Yet another philosopher, Protagoras of Abdera, proclaimed that man is the measure of all things. Until the problem of consciousness is solved, though, that might better be phrased: the measure of all things but himself."

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    One of the shallowest people in the sector is Dennet. Everything is so easy for him, just evolution. Of course he cannot explain why this red flag covers not just my eyes but my whole "essence". Neither why the consumption of ATP from cells is not just fuel but also pain. Who hears this pain, who sees this red flag. The brain is not just a reporter to itself, it is a connector. It is on an endless recursive relation with the Infinity. Dont let these looser discourage you. If you follow them you will be vanished.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 7:38 pm
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    i lost it taking AD-s,alcohol,weed,speed,sleepin pills.. what else hmm

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    2:46 the most german accent I ever heard.. and I´m german myself 😉

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    Okay, Daniel Dennett piloting a boat named "Pluto" is the new reason for why I am here.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    The brain would be nothing without consciousness
    The other way around, consciousness also gets along without a brain!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    What better way for an organism to survive that to take personal interest in its own existence?

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Consciousness is the DNA structure of self evolution of extraordinary intelligence energy cycles vibration electrical systems this is all connected through the mind braining circuitry Matrix electrolytic waving heart systems !!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    The Law myoho-renge-kyo represents the identity of what some scientists refer to as the ‘unified field of all consciousnesses’. In other words, it’s a sound vibration that is the essence of all of existence and non-existence, the ultimate creative force behind planets, stars, nebulae, people, animals, trees, fish, birds, and all phenomena, manifest or latent. All matter and intelligence are simply waves or ripples manifesting to and from this core source. Consciousness (enlightenment) is itself the true creator of everything that is, ever was and ever will be, right down to the minutest particles of dust, each being an individual ripple or wave. The big difference between chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and most other conventional prayers is that instead of depending on a ‘middleman’ to connect us to our state of enlightenment, we’re able to do it ourselves by tapping directly into it by way of self-produced sound vibration.

    On the subject of ‘Who or What Is God?’, when we compare the concept of ‘God’, as a separate entity that is forever watching down on us, to Nichiren’s teachings, the true omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence of what most people call ‘God’ is our enlightenment, which exists nowhere else but within us.

    When the disciples asked Jesus where the Kingdom of God is, didn’t he tell them that it was within them?

    Some say that ‘God’ is an entity that can never be seen. I think that the vast amount of information that is constantly being conveyed via electromagnetic waves gives us proof of how an invisible state of ‘God’ could actually exist. It’s widely known that certain data being relayed by way of electromagnetic waves has the potential to help bring about extraordinary and powerful effects, including instant global awareness of something or mass emotional reaction. As well as many other things, it’s also common knowledge that these waves can easily be used to detonate a bomb or to even enable NASA to control the movements of a robot as far away as the Moon or Mars. However, none of this is possible without a receiver to decode the information that is being transmitted. Without the receiver, the information would remain impotent.

    In a very similar way, it’s important for us to have our ‘receiver’ switched on so that we can activate a clear and precise understanding of our life, all other life and what we and all else that exists truly is. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo helps us to achieve this because it allows us to reach into the core of our enlightenment and switch it on. That’s because the sound vibration of myoho-renge-kyo represents the combination of the three major laws that underlie all existence.

    Myoho represents the Law of latency and manifestation (Nature) and consists of two alternating states. One state of myo is where everything in life that’s not obvious to us exists. This includes our stored memories when we’re not thinking about them, our hidden potential and inner emotions whenever they’re not being expressed, our desires, our fears, our wisdom, happiness, karma, and more importantly, our enlightenment. The other state, ho, is where everything in Life exists whenever it becomes obvious to us, such as when a thought pops up from within our memory, whenever we experience or express our emotions, or whenever a good or bad effect manifests from our karma. When anything becomes apparent, it simply means that it has come out of the state of ‘myo’ (dormancy/latency) and into a state of ho (manifestation). It’s simply the difference between consciousness and unconsciousness, being awake or asleep, or knowing and not knowing something.

    The second law, renge, governs and controls the functions of myoho, ren meaning cause and ge meaning effect. The two laws of myoho and renge, both functions together simultaneously, as well as underlies all spiritual and physical existence.

    The final and third part of the tri-combination, kyo, is what allows the law myoho to be able to integrate with the law renge. It’s the great, invisible thread of energy that fuses and connects together all Life and matter, as well as the past, present and future. It is often termed the Universal Law of Communication. Perhaps it could even be compared to the string theory that some scientists now suspect exists.

    Just as our body cells, thoughts, feelings and all else are constantly fluctuating within us, everything in the world around us and beyond is also in a constant state of flux, in accordance with these three laws. In fact, more things are going back and forth between the two states of myo and ho in a single moment than it would ever be possible for us to calculate or describe. And it doesn't matter how big or small, important or trivial that anything may appear to be, everything that’s ever existed in the past exists now or will exist in the future, exists only because of the workings of myoho-renge-kyo.

    These three laws are also the basis of the four fundamental forces and if they didn't function, neither we nor anything else could go on existing. Simply put, all forms of existence, including the seasons, day and night, birth, death and so on, are all moving forward in an ongoing flow of continuation, rhythmically reverting back and forth between the two universal states of myo and ho in absolute accordance with renge and by way of kyo. Even stars are dying and being reborn in accordance with the workings of what the combination myoho-renge-kyo represents.

    Nam, or Namu, on the other hand, is a password or a key; it allows us to reach deep into our life and fuse with or become one with myoho-renge-kyo. On a more personal basis, nothing ever happens by chance or coincidence, it’s the causes that we’ve made in our past, or are presently making, that determine how these laws function uniquely in each of our lives from moment to moment, as well in our environment. By facing east, in harmony with the direction that the Earth is turning, and rhythmically chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for a minimum of ten minutes daily, anyone can experience actual proof of its positive effects in their life.

    In so doing, we can pierce through even the thickest layers of our karma and activate our Buddha Nature (the enlightened state). We’re then able to summon forth the wisdom needed to challenge, overcome and change our negative circumstances into positive ones. It brings forth the wisdom that can free us from the ignorance and stupidity that is preventing us from accepting and being proud of the person that we truly are, regardless of our race, colour, gender or sexual preference. We are also able to see and understand our circumstances and the environment more clearly, as well as attract and connect with any needed external beneficial forces and situations.

    Actual proof soon becomes apparent to anyone who chants the words Nam-myoho-renge-kyo on a regular daily basis. Everything is subject to the law of Cause and Effect, so the strength of the result from chanting depends on dedication, sincerity and determination. To explain it more simply, the difference could be compared to making a sound on a piano, creating a melody, or producing a song and so on.

    NB: There are frightening, disturbing sounds and there are tranquil and relaxing sounds. It's the emotional result from any sound that can trigger off a mood or even instantly change one. When chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo each day you are producing a sound vibration that is the password to your true inner-self – this soon becomes apparent when you start reassessing your views on various things, such as your fears and desires etc. The important way to get the best result when chanting is not to see things in a conventional way (difficult to achieve but can be done), rather than reaching out to an external source, you need to reach into your own life and bring your needs and desires to fruition from within, including any help that you may need. Think of it as a seed within you that you are bringing sunshine and water to in order for it to grow, blossom and bring forth fruit or flowers. It’s important to understand that everything that we need in life, all the answers and potential to achieve our dreams, already exist within us.

    @ OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN sings about Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

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  • October 11, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Consciousness is a compilational time map, form all your senses… Is there any more even harder questions please?

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  • October 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    Looking inside a CPU with an electron microscope would not reveal an image created by the 1's and 0's of a JPG nor the operating system that does the number crunching.
    The neurons hold the data and the program which together is consciousness.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    This video doesn't mention the attention theory that's fast gaining ground.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    To attribute thought to human behaviour is a colossal error. Thought and behaviour are two distinctly different phenomena were the manifestation of the latter does not require the former.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    Consciousness is nothing more than the processing of sensory information by an entity that is aware of its boundaries. The more sensory information that the entity is capable of simultaneously process; the higher level of consciousness it possessed. The cell is the lowest level of consciousness, humans have the highest level because of it brain capacity to process and store information. A rock has not consciousness, a thermostat can sense temperature and process the information to trigger an action, but it is not aware of its boundary. Artificial intelligence will have consciousness once it meets all requirements. The universe has no boundaries or capability to process information so there is not a conscious universe (sorry Deepak Chopra). Consciousness does not survive after the end of the entity because consciousness is an attribute of the entity.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    What if unconsciousness is reality and consciousness is the matrix? It’s all in the code.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    I find it curious that these amazing deep thinking minds will admit in one breath that they have no idea what consciousness is or how it works, they don't really know what a neuron is or how it works. Basically, it appears to me that they know that the brain is a control unit with a lot of functionality but they don't know that it is any more than that. Then they go on to say that they all agree that the brain is the center of consciousness. In other words they are all agreeing on something that they know almost nothing about! THAT is not representative of science, that is representative of superstition. Better that they should agree that they don't know where conciousness is. Then they can begin to consider the real problem.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Consciousness = Sanity?

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  • October 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    Revelation 14:11 King James Version (KJV)

    11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    I'm not who I think I am. I'm not who you think I am but I am who I think you think I am

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  • October 17, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    A brilliant AI scientist I know of says Conciousness is to short term memory what Self is to long term memory but through practicing mysticism we can learn to penetrate beneath this itself and find something I can't describe. If it interests anyone check out Drukama .com or on utube here.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    According to an advanced race of ETs called Esseliens, we humans use only 3% of our consciousness. We are still on the process of evolution to reach the state of homo divinus like them. They revealed to me things that might seem too shocking and incredible to most people. For instance, what we call "nature" is not really natural, but artificial. We do not use our consciousness fully in order to understand this mystery. There is more to the story and my book Binoetics' First Touchdown: Artificial World (Facebook/Binoetics) shares some of the forbidden mysteries of all times.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    It's an impossible coincedence. The answer is God who is just a higher form of conciouness.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    В Расси какда раждался ребенк. Раньше сразу. С матерью научили плавания. и подвадой. Ребенок было как рыба

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  • October 21, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    6:30 "whether a person or an animal". Are we not animals?

    "There arguing whether chimps have theory of mind or not." Anyone is doubt needs to read Frans de Waal.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    I think dogs are conscious of things humans aren't they smell things we don't IE fear and hostility. When they jump into fight because they are trying to protect. Isnt that proof they have theory of mind.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    Consiousness cannot be found, it can only be felt … Be enlightened!😁

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  • October 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Scientists always trying to find out stuff they never will.

    “You just gotta keep livin’, man. L.I.V.I.N.”

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  • October 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Instead of describing consciousness, they are only describing our biological computer.
    Like wi-fi, consciousness also comes from outside and is interpreted according to each person's biological computer program.
    It is no coincidence that it is easy to modify people perceptions, providing them wrong data. TV was the first big experience … with programs… to program… each person's program / soul.
    We are not evolving because for a long time they are feeding our own souls with garbage/lies/deception.
    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” -Former CIA Director Bill Casey

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_OD5p3bClQ

    The Lab Rat Who Knew Too Much
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/jbr2EhMLeSWw/
    The Future Of Fake News In The Digital Matrix

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  • October 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    You need to know that you have a mind before you project that on someone else.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    The problem is not the brain (an object of physics and chemistry) but it's OWNER who uses it! In other words the phycho-physical or body-mind problem will never be solved!

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  • October 28, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    I get the sensation that my true conscious self is sitting in the middle hump backseat of a car watching as my left and right brain operate the vehicle. I can yell directions at them and they usually take me where I’m trying to go but I’m definitely not the one driving.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    The EM interactions among matters/particles can produce many fascinating yet mysterious phenomena, such as rainbows, thunder&lightning, blue/red sky…… These took the human brains millions of years to figure out the underlying process, most of time it's just awe and religion, superstition that prevailed. It's a significant milestone for humans(or part of) to figure out that humans are merely matters(parts of universe) that have a complex brain which generates 'consciousness' or just 'human soul'. And subsequently to regard themselves as scientific objects rather than special creatures related to deity, which was a product of human brains as well. This is a significant step for humans and the impact is shown through brain science and its new findings which will progress this specie to a whole new level.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    Let me help you "first person, second person, third person. Level Four
    Is Information. How do you know You! 4 Question.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Consciousness is just another title for LIFE. LIFE or the real self exists whether a unaverse/s exist or not.
    The brain operates in an Encoded mode, and there is NO Decoding system within the brain. Humans can't see electrical signals in their brain. To see this activity we need decoding software to achieve this. The decoding takes place in an external Processing System which can be seen plainly in your sight all the time, if you know what to look for and recognise. There are numerous ways to achieve seeing The Processing System of LIFE.
    When a body is said to be dead, it is just because Consciousness has become disconnected, as Consciousness is no longer experiencing the human body/Program.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    It's like the fish trying to understand the river or pond.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    Consciousness is NOT the result of activity of the brain.
    Fact: No one can see electrical signals taking place in the brain, except through various 'Interfaces' involving decoding Software.
    The brain functions in an "Encoded" mode and there is absolutely NO "Decoding" systems within the brain, nor is there any Component in the brain Observing it. "Decoding" takes place in another Processing System whose Construct can be seen in any ones Vision that is if you know what to look for or recognise. There many different ways of being able to see "The Processing System of LIFE" in your Vision.
    Research by humankind is based on a foundation of "DOUBLE LOGIC" (Confusion) within the human Genome.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    I am wandering what if the science would be able in the future to create or to save our consciousness on memory stick !

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  • November 7, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    What has consciousness to do with economics ?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    DrRudolf Steiner understood it all and wrote several books about it….

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Man is the measurer of nothing because he can only understand himself but the consciousness of man is who is the measurer of all things because he is all things. A man who thinks he is a man is nothing more then a man but a man who understands his true nature is a God.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Lao tzu wrote if it is put in eords it is not it the dualistic mind cannot understand consciousness all appear and desappwar in consciuousness,not the other way around…so intellect cannot grasp it

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  • November 10, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    you wont find counciosness anywhere in the brain

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    If but maybe perhaps they really just don’t know

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    they are talking about perception but what is awarre?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Wait I have realised that consiousnes named itself

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  • November 13, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    My fart smells. Or does it? 🤔

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  • November 15, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    Consciousness is the awareness of being aware.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    Phone Call with the NSA
    "Mmm, hhhm…and I'm to understand that the remainder of the 'normal citizens' and what's left of them are to be kept under subjugation in the mental health system…mmm, hmmm…and a simple math test can determine rationality to a varying degree…pints, liters, ounces, pounds, addition, subtraction, simple proportions and relationships…and, anything of a genius-level is questionable but not conclusive…"

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  • November 16, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    until one knows of "other" one can only measure by "self". "Other" might still be an illusion… and there be only self… or is that a trick too?

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  • November 17, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    ⚠️ E-Con-O-Mist ⚠️

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  • November 17, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Well a child raised by wolves in a forest or born alone in a forest if it were to survive would it have consciousness? Self awareness? Probably not I'd imagine, we are given a name at birth and see ourselves in mirrors etc so couldn't our self awareness be a learned behaviour as a result of living in civilization? If there were no other consciously aware humans near us we'd have nothing to compare ourselves to.

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  • November 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    mind is or not a brain? it is a question

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  • November 17, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    How do we empower We The People? / WS = We Sinners / WS = We Saints /  WeSovereign .ws / Are machines philosophers? / Answer: NO. / We The People must do so more thoroughly! /

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    "We exist abandoned to delusion, to what is opinion-no absolute truth could exist for us". He stimulates the crtitique of our epistemiological aparatus.

    Quote by Xenophanes from Pre Platonic Phillosophers, book by Nietzsche.

    My comment on the video is that its on a highschool level in terms of depth.

    Turns out the old Zen saying "just cease to have opinions" as at first sounds simple and banal, actually  runs a whole lot deeper.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    Using consciousness to describe consciousness

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  • November 21, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    Clone brain cells and see if it"thinks".

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  • November 21, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    Why didn't evolution just create "robots" with no consciousness.?

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  • November 21, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    You know, Daniel Dennett would make such a great Santa.

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  • November 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    create a quantum computer and have human DNA parts responsible for brain as input and simulate the growth of the brain in different environments. I believe this gonna give a lot of answers

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  • November 24, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    If you lack imagination and faith in Love, you will never know what consciousness truly is

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  • November 24, 2019 at 1:06 pm
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    Consciousness is an integral part of the soul and the mind. Mind is an abstract word.

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  • November 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    How did consciousness evolve from the base elements going back 5 billion years?

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  • November 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    How did 'life' for that matter evolve?

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  • November 25, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    it's weird how some people just can't grasp why the "hard problem" is actually a problem. Consciousness is a fundamentally integrated complex whole, which is illogical from the perspective of classical physics and probably illogical from the perspective of quantum physics as well, yet it exists

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  • November 25, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Consciousness does not come from the brain 🧠, the brain is an operational platform to give instructions.. 🥰

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  • November 27, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    2% of mass using 20% of energy? Sounds like America's energy use in contrast to the rest of the world.

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  • November 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    Our brain it is transmitter

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  • December 3, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    Consciousness: Awareness. The physical brain is a transceiver tuned to this dimension. As a tuning dial on radio or TV.

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  • December 4, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    They don't bother to ask Buddhist Monks, YOgis and other people who explore and have already fathom consciousness from the inside out, where it really is, and people who for millennia have personal experience and know how deep the rabbit hole goes, this is only about materialistic views and philosophical opinions.

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  • December 7, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Consciousness is found within the brain stem called the reticular formation. And it's where we are at a state of alertness, waking state, can even know who and what we are. Without this we are nothing.

    And if we brake the brain between the brain stem and the spinal cord can lead to a coma

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  • December 12, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    We may be all in someone else's brain. Our whole universe is a brain aghhhhhhh

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