Don’t Trust Physicists On Matters of Consciousness

Ugh…I don’t know if Max Tegmark is clueless when it comes to consciousness but at least the author who tried to describe his work is.

By and large it’s a good of rule of thumb to not trust a physicist on matters of consciousness.

Or a chemist, a biologist or most neuroscientists for that matter!

Two fundamental concepts someone must get before any of their ideas about consciousness should be taken seriously:

1) Subject-Object irreducibility
2) Emergence & Complex Systems

Oh and if they haven’t stabilized non-dual awareness in their own consciousness through extensive meditative practice all of their insights are probably contaminated with observer bias.

But if they’ve met those 3 conditions and as a bonus identify as a mystic, well then maybe you should listen to what they have to say.

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/physicists-say-consciousness-might-be-a-state-of-matter/

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