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Scientists disagree on whether other creatures are conscious or can suffer. Whether consciousness serves an evolutionary purpose and when it might have evolved are also hotly debated.
Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility\ Rather than being just a
Imagine a map of every single star in an entire galaxy. A map so detailed that it lays out what each star looks like, what they’re made of, and how each star is connected to another through the grand physical laws of the cosmos. While we don’t yet have such an astronomical map of the
Astrophysicists have piled up observations that are difficult to explain with dark matter. It is time to consider that there may be more to gravity than Einstein taught us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source: Is Dark Matter Real?
How does experience, which is so intimately tied to our perception of time and space, arise from timeless, non-spatial ingredients? Panpsychism holds that even the smallest layers of reality have experience. Fundamental particles have minute levels of consciousness, and in a watered-down sense, they are subjects of experience. When particles are in extremely sophisticated configurations,