Science of Consciousness: Stuart Hameroff interview

In the discussion on decoherence,

http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/a7cb935473feed70

I was recommended:

try stuart hameroff and roger penrose collaboration….regarding conciousness.

Below there is my answer.

I have found the interview with Stuart Hameroff by googling

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2911199841702354668

Do you mean something like this?

I am not sure that I find Hameroff’s ideas impressive. I am personally closer to John’s agnosticism:

“What the WORLD is, if it exists (what does that mean?) what we call a “universe” or “existence” is hazy. No outside view.”

I like a lot the reporter though, he is good, if the reporter had a book, I would love to read it. As for the speaker, it would be an interesting project for a psychologist to research what Hameroff himself thinks about his statements and why. Some sort of physcoanalysis that relates the viewpoints of the speaker to his infancy and childhood would be good.

I believe that Bruno’s statement

“But theology is a science, like biology, zoology, physics, etc. By abandoning theology to the authoritative church, not only we have lost the most fundamental science, but we have erect automatically another science, physics, into a pseudo-theology, that is a science which acts as a theology without saying.”

would be also suitable here.

Comment by Brent:

Hameroff and Penrose’s theory of consciousness can be summarized as consciousness is a mystery, quantum gravity is a mystery, the two must be the same.


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