Neuroscientist Vows: We’ll Nail Consciousness Yet!

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Anil Seth, proponent of the “hallucination” theory of consciousness, vows that researchers will find that consciousness spot or circuit in the brain. Source
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Is Life After Death Incompatible with Physics?

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In 2011, Sean Carroll wrote an essay on why — from a science perspective — our minds must be extinguished at death Source
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Brain Scientist: Consciousness Didn’t Evolve; It Creates Evolution

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Donald Hoffman says that even the Big Bang must be understood in a universe where consciousness is fundamental. Source
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Sabine Hossenfelder, Taking on Consciousness, Tackles Panpsychism

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She wants to apologize to all carrots who are watching her video — but carrots are not watching and that’s the point. Source
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