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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Is the End of Science Near?

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A study in the premier science journal notes the long term falling off of truly original findings, as opposed to endless citations of others’ findings. Source
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Can Animals Be Held Criminally Responsible?

American Philosophical Quarterly, animal rights, animals, bears, cannibalism, consciousness, crime, Culture & Ethics, defendants, Ed Simon, free will, human exceptionalism, humans, moral agency, moral capacity, morality, Neuroscience & Mind, Nonhuman Rights Project, plaintiffs, Psyche, Raegan Scharfetter, responsibility, science
While the idea is handled provocatively in philosophy literature, in practice, animals are envisioned as plaintiffs, not defendants, in animal rights cases. Source
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Brain Scientist: Consciousness Didn’t Evolve; It Creates Evolution

Big Bang, cognitive science, computer, computers, conscious realism, consciousness, Darwinian evolution, David Chalmers, desktop, Donald Hoffman, electronics, Evolution, evolutionary biologists, Evolutionary Game Theory, mind-body problem, natural selection, Neuroscience & Mind, physicalists, pixels, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, science, University of California, Visual Intelligence, voltage
Donald Hoffman says that even the Big Bang must be understood in a universe where consciousness is fundamental. Source
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Can a Dog Be Bred to Be as Smart as a Human?

Albert Einstein, American Kennel Club, anatomy, Border Collie, brain, Charles Fawole, consciousness, Dogs, Flynn Effect, humans, intelligence, Jean Marie Bauhaus, Kurt Gödel, Marilyn vos Savant, neurological capability, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, Payton Pearson, Psychology Today, science, Stanley Coren, University of British Columbia
An enterprising electrical engineer, Payton Pearson, thinks it can be done. There are reasons for doubt. Source
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MicroRNAs: A New Clue About Octopus Intelligence?

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While octopus brains are very different from vertebrate brains, they share with vertebrates, a huge number of microRNAs. Source
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