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What is Consciousness?

My curiosity about consciousness started in the late eighties when I asked myself if it was possible to make a conscious computer. At that time I was working in the field of artificial neural networks at Synaptics, a company I co-founded in 1986, and the study of consciousness was not considered a proper subject of

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Life at the Cusp of Complexity

I believe that we have yet to grasp the fundamental difference between living systems and our computers. In my opinion the difference lies in the much higher level of holistic complexity of a living system compared to our machines. This holistic complexity may allow also a much tighter coupling between consciousness and living organisms. Life,

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A Framework for the Union of Science and Spirituality

Over the last few centuries there has been much talk about the union of science and spirituality but little real progress has been made, and the two fields have remained largely separate. In the meantime, science has grown more assertive and authoritative. In today’s world, the relationship between science and spirituality ranges from hostility to

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The Nature of Consciousness

The first step necessary to bringing union between science and spirituality is the scientific study of consciousness. Physicists generally consider consciousness a still unexplained property of physical matter, something emerging from the operation of the brain that will eventually yield to scientific investigation. They do not believe, however, that to explain consciousness it is necessary

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Consciousness and Matter Co-Evolve

A major advantage of a cosmological theory that starts with awareness as an irreducible aspect of the primordial energy is the possibility to explain how the laws of physics co-evolved from simple to complex via the interaction between the matter and the awareness aspects of the unified primordial energy. This feature provides a major explanatory

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Explaining Consciousness

Current physical theories cannot predict the existence of consciousness since they can only describe a world where there are no inner aspects of reality. Physical theories therefore are contradicted by the vivid inner sensory, emotional, mental, and spiritual life experienced by each human being. According to physics there is absolutely no reason why a person

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What is Union?

Now it is possible to articulate more clearly what union of science and spirituality is, and what it entails. Union starts by developing a single worldview that integrates the separate worldviews of science and spirituality into one unified whole. This first essential step will irreversibly transform the way to think about, and the way to

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Che cosa è l’unione?

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spiegare Coscienza

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Coscienza e Materia Co-Evolve

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