Ask A Genius 335 – Science and Religion (5)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 335 – Science and Religion (5) October 29, 2017 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: However, if you look at consciousness, this is kind of the second principle that I see that consciousness probably is technical but as principles or attributes, consciousness is an attribute of large-scale information sharing within the …

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Ask A Genius 74 – The Soul and Consciousness (5)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 74 – The Soul and Consciousness (5) Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 30, 2017 Scott: What are some common mistakes in attempts to define consciousness? Rick: Every time somebody tries to pin down consciousness, they are defining it and mistakes get built in. One mistake that I might …

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Ask A Genius 73 – The Soul and Consciousness (4)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 73 – The Soul and Consciousness (4) Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 29, 2017 Scott: As a materialist and an informationist, as defined earlier, nothing transcendent of space and time exists which could be called the soul. Rather, it is bound to the natural world. It is bound …

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Ask A Genius 72 – The Soul and Consciousness (3)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 72 – The Soul and Consciousness (3) Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 28, 2017 Scott: Is the soul a religious assumption? Rick: Not entirely, as time goes on, we become less religious as we find explanations that don’t require religion, but, even during the most religious times in …

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Ask A Genius 70 – The Soul and Consciousness (1)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 70 – The Soul and Consciousness (1) Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 26, 2017 Scott: In general, what is the difference between the soul and consciousness, to you? Rick: Before we get to me, we should get to how those terms are really nebulous and have been subject …

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Ask A Genius 61 – Consciousness 2

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 61 – Consciousness 2 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 17, 2017 Scott: Let’s continue on consciousness. Rick: I think a nice half-definition of consciousness is the feeling of shared information. As conscious beings, we know what it is like to experience consciousness, but it is hard to characterize. …

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Ask A Genius 60 – Consciousness 1

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 60 – Consciousness 1 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner January 16, 2017 Scott: What about the lexical definition, in your terminology, of consciousness or the descriptive unavoidability of consciousness? Rick: Let’s start with what I think or what we think consciousness is, which is the broadband, real-time sharing of …

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