consciousness

  1. haidut

    Adopting Aristotle's Views Resolves The "paradoxes" In Quantum Mechanics And Consciousness

    As it seems, the old Greek philosopher was right all along. Unfortunately, at some point in 1600 Western science abandoned its Aristotelian approach to reality and instead adopted the mechanistic, reductionist Cartesian view based on the ideas of René Descartes, whose own work he famously summed...
  2. haidut

    The (remarkable) Intelligence Of Plants

    I made a few posts in the past about the altruism of plants, as well as their apparent consciousness (affected by anesthesia) despite the fact that they do not have a nervous system. The article below describes additional experiments demonstrating that plants are apparently capable of a number...
  3. haidut

    Consciousness Is Quantum, Can Be Modulated With Specific Chemicals

    Many readers are likely familiar with the theories of Roger Penrose on the topics of consciousness and how it relates to physics and even cosmology. He is perhaps the most vocal proponent of "quantum consciousness" theories, including his own theory known as "orchestrated objective reduction"...
  4. haidut

    Is Matter Conscious?

    I stumbled upon this article just 2 weeks after I posted a very similar one on the topic of Universal consciousness. It seems that mainstream science is becoming aware of the dead-end approach it has been pursuing in many disciplines (especially physics and biology) and is looking for a way out...
  5. haidut

    Neurons In The Brain Communicate Remotely Using EMF Signals

    I know the findings of this study probably won't come as surprise to many forum users but they are nonetheless worth pointing out given their potential for dramatically shifting how medicine views the brain. While Peat has written many times about long range communication between cells that...
  6. haidut

    Is The Universe A Conscious Mind?

    We have discussed several times in the past the nature of consciousness and the role matter plays in that phenomenon. The topic is something that has been fascinating scientists and philosophers for millenia bt unfortunately, over the last 100 years a very crude, mechanistic and frankly false...
  7. haidut

    Insects May Be Just As Conscious As Us And In Some Aspects Greatly Exceed Us

    As many forum users likely know, the current dogma of biology is that only a few living organisms are fully "with it" like us. Those include the great apes, dolphins, and possibly elephants. As far as the millions of other living creatures on this planet - oh well, they are just automatons that...
  8. haidut

    The Placebo Effect Is Real And Depends On Human Kindness And Dopamine

    Many forum users have read Peat's writings that the rapport of a patient with their doctor predicts the outcome of their treatment much better than any "objectively" proven drug effectiveness. More importantly, establishing a sense of mutual respect, unconditional acceptance on behalf of the...
  9. haidut

    Babies Experience Life As An LSD Trip, As A Result Of Their High Metabolism

    Peat wrote a few times on the brain's innate need to dream and how anti-serotonin chemicals like LSD removes the barriers on consciousness imposed by an authoritarian culture. He said that the ability to dream in an awake state is an indication of high metabolic rate and that is a testament to...
  10. haidut

    Plants Can Be Anesthetized, May Have Electronic Consciousness Like Humans

    This is perhaps one of the most impactful studies I have come across since I started following Peat and his work. It not only suggests how anesthetics likely work, but also provides evidence in favor of the argument I have repeatedly made on this forum - i.e. that having consciousness does NOT...
  11. haidut

    A Challenge To The Current Theory Of Consciousness

    I remember Ray wrote about a chess champion in England who had such large ventricles that his brain looked like the inside rind of a coconut. Despite this "handicap", the chess guy was not only conscious but obviously had a pretty high IQ. The current theory on memory formation and brain...
  12. haidut

    RP Email Advice Comment: Consciousness Is Electronic / Dreaming

    Thank you very much, this helps a lot clarify Peat's views. Given that the organism is pretty much confirmed as an electronic process, then the electric universe theory is simply the extension of that process to the all of space/time and as such probably just as valid. The part I find very...
  13. Parsifal

    Consciousness And Spirituality Through The Peat Prism?

    I used to be skeptical about spirituality/mysticism because we can find a lot of sectarianism, fanatism and assumptions in these fields, but 2 years ago I had a Kundalini experience with out of body experience and it has changed my whole perspective of looking at life. I've read that it has...
  14. haidut

    Babies Feel Pain Just Like Adults

    Ray is often critical of the tendency of modern science to consider living organisms in a hierarchy of "consciousness", with organisms lower in the hierarchy considered to be "less than fully alive" and certainly not able to experience the full gamut of what humans are capable of. Here is a...
  15. haidut

    The Seeing, Hearing, Intelligent, Conscious Plants

    Despite years of denial that plants possess qualities ascribed only to humans (ability to feel, react, learn, consciousness, etc) science is finally making a turnaround. If plants possess so many human qualities I wonder what's the next "surprise" - rocks can hear and see? I think J.C. Bose...
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