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    One of Sciborg

    Alex Rosenberg's usual stuff. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/opinion/why-you-dont-know-your-own-mind.html?_r=0 (That should have been "one 'for' Sciborg" - sounds a bit like star trek 'seven of nine etc.'
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    And now for something completely different!

    The 'different' in question is experiences after ingesting drugs, be they; weed, shrooms, LSD, DMT, etc. I'd be interested to know if people here have had any kind of interesting experiences on these substances. I will start with my own on weed. (The only one I have taken). It wasn't life...
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    Yet more slime mould stuff

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160608112930.htm
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    More Slime Mould stuff.

    "For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning. Biologists have succeeded in showing that a single-celled organism, the protist, is capable of a type of learning called habituation. This discovery throws light on the origins...
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    A different picture of quantum surrealism

    "With its ideas of particles zipping in and out of existence, quantum mechanics is probably the kookiest-sounding theory in science. And our understanding of it is little helped by the mysterious “probability fields” most physicists say dictate the zipping. But a more intuitive picture may lie...
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    Consciousness Is Not Mysterious - It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.

    Michael Graziano is at it again peeps. http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/consciousness-color-brain/423522/#article-comments
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    The Real Science behind paranormal phenomena

    https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/the-real-science-behind-paranormal-phenomena
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    Experimental loophole-free violation of a Bell inequality using entangled electron spins...

    For more than 80 years, the counterintuitive predictions of quantum theory have stimulated debate about the nature of reality. In his seminal work, John Bell proved that no theory of nature that obeys locality and realism can reproduce all the predictions of quantum theory. Bell showed that in...
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    Fruit Flies Show They May Be Self-Aware By Playing A Video Game

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/71773/20150724/fruit-flies-show-self-aware-playing-video-game.htm Paper on the experiment itself : http://www.jneurosci.org/content/35/28/10304
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    Steve banned again?

    Has Steve001 or in his current incarnation, evets010 been banned again? If so, why? Cause it was pretty damned quick.
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    The Consciousness Myth - Galen Strawson.

    http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1523413.ece "Many historians of philosophy, with all their intended praise, . . . attribute mere nonsense . . . to past philosophers”, as Kant pointed out in 1790. The history of ideas is a zoo – of myths about what happened and what people said. I...
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    Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

    http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/03/213466/ "Where in your brain do you exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes in your brain, or does that awareness come from a broad network of neural activity? How does your...
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    What's it like to be dead?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/this-is-what-its-like-to-be-dead-according-to-a-guy-who-died-for-a-bit-10068959.html?icn=puff-3 (very anti-NDE)
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    The Reality of Quantum Weirdness

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/opinion/sunday/the-reality-of-quantum-weirdness.html?referrer&_r=0 "IN Akira Kurosawa’s film “Rashomon,” a samurai has been murdered, but it’s not clear why or by whom. Various characters involved tell their versions of the events, but their accounts...
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    New Galen Strawson paper.

    https://www.academia.edu/8226285/Mind_and_Being_The_Primacy_of_Panpsychism "I’ll start with a metaphysical creed—four propositions. I’m confident that the first three are true, and I suspect that the fourth is true, but I don't think one has to accept any of them to agree with my principal...
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