Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths

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Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths
29 April 2020 , updated 4 May 2020
By Michael Brooks
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The question of how the brain gives rise to subjective experience is the hardest of all. Mathematicians think they can help, but their first attempts have thrown up some eye-popping conclusions
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Yes. The Universe is conscious. I'm conscious and I'm part of the Universe.
 

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Yes. The Universe is conscious. I'm conscious and I'm part of the Universe.
In an interview published in The Observer (London), when asked the question "Do you believe that life on this planet is the result of some sort of accident, or do you believe that it is a part of some great scheme?", — James Jeans replied:
''I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental, and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe... In general the universe seems to me to be nearer to a great thought than to a great machine. It may well be, it seems to me, that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a universal mind.''
— James Jeans (1877 – 1946)
English physicist, astronomer and mathematician.
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''[T]he laws of quantum mechanics itself cannot be formulated ...
without recourse to the concept of consciousness.''
-- Eugene Wigner, the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963
 

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