The origin of consciousness explained

Once you strip away the essentialist veneer from consciousness it becomes fairly easy to imagine a gradual natural process giving rise to it, particularly in a competitive environment like our biosphere where organisms needs to work harder than their neighbour to get food. Advertisements

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Daniel Dennett Interview

A curious interview popped up in my feed. This is Daniel Dennett, a professor at Tufts University and the kinder, gentler horseman. Here he is talking about consciousness and its implications for artificial intelligence, hitting on many of the themes he has in his lectures in recent years; Gaudi and the termite colony, the soul […]

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Sean Carroll on Consciousness

Cal-Tech physicst Sean Carroll laying out the case for why you don’t need magic to explain consciousness:

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