Posts Tagged ‘quantum’

Can You Find Consciousness In The Brain?

Can You Find Consciousness In The Brain?
MOST neuroscientists, philosophers of the mind and science journalists feel the time is near when we will be able to explain the mystery of human consciousness in terms of the activity of the brain. There is, however, a vocal minority of neurosceptics who contest this orthodoxy. Among them are those...
February 23rd, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

BREAKPOINT: terrorists vs. transhumanists

BREAKPOINT: terrorists vs. transhumanists
Former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke’s BREAKPOINT novel, set in the year 2012, is based on emerging technologies. “Globegrid,” a high-speed global network, links supercomputers worldwide. Combined with advanced AI software, it promises to reverse-engineer the brain, revolutionize...
February 17th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

The Men Who Really Stare At Goats

The Men Who Really Stare At Goats
Three years in the making, Jon Ronson’s “Crazy Rulers of the World” explores the apparent madness at the heart of US military intelligence. With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Jon Ronson examines the extraordinary and plain bizarre national secrets at the core...
February 11th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

ADVENTURES IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION

ADVENTURES IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION
THE TIME MACHINE AND THE BIRTH OF CINEMA In October 1895, the twenty-nine year old H.G.Wells was in the first flush of his fame and success. The Time Machine, serialised the previous year, had appeared in book form over the summer, and was heading for the Christmas bestseller lists on the back of reviews...
February 11th, 2010 | Arts | Read More

Shifting Consciousness: Six Years with Yogis and Tibetan Buddhists

Shifting Consciousness:  Six Years with Yogis and Tibetan Buddhists
The data from parapsychological research is slowly becoming more accepted by the scientific community. The main sticking point is still a good theory into which psi fits. This is essentially the same sticking point for what has been called the “hard problem” in consciousness research – how can...
January 3rd, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

Education Increases Your Chances of Believing in ESP

Education Increases Your Chances of Believing in ESP
Quantum physicist Dean Radin claims that there is a surprising correlation between education and the likelihood of you believing in telepathy and other para-psychological phenomena: the more educated you are the more likely you are to believe in ESP. However, according to Radin, the academic culture...
December 30th, 2009 | Extended Mind | Read More

What Happens When We Die?

What Happens When We Die?
Does evidence from the reports of near death experiences suggest that the human mind, or soul, is separate from and irreducible to the human body? If the answer is yes, then what consequences does this have for our understanding of reality, science, and religion? The Human Consciousness Project is an...
December 27th, 2009 | Spirituality | Read More

A particle God doesn’t want us to discover?

A particle God doesn’t want us to discover?
Could the Large Hadron Collider be sabotaging itself from the future, as some physicists say? Explosions, scientists arrested for alleged terrorism, mysterious breakdowns — recently Cern’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has begun to look like the world’s most ill-fated experiment. Is it really nothing...
December 23rd, 2009 | Science & Technology | Read More

The Future of the Universe

The Future of the Universe
Gardner’s book, The Intelligent Universe, examines the past and future of the universe and proposes that the universe might end in intelligent life, one that has acquired the capacity to shape the cosmos as a whole. by James N. Gardner from KurzweilAI There is a time machine clearly visible right...
December 2nd, 2009 | Big Ideas | Read More

The Effects of Group Meditation on Crime

The Effects of Group Meditation on Crime
Effects of Group Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Preventing Violent Crime in Washington, DC: Results of the National Demonstration Project, June-July 1993 John S. Hagelin, Maxwell V. Rainforth, David W. Orme-Johnson, Kenneth L. Cavanaugh, Charles N. Alexander, Susan F. Shatkin, John...
November 19th, 2009 | Spirituality | Read More