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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    And as has also been relayed numerous times, there's a difference between saying that consciousness is an EM field and likening consciousness to an EM field for the sake of illustrating a way of looking at it. In other words, it seems to have on-off states, strength, location, and effect, which...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    Been through all this numerous times. No need for me to slow it down. In fact, I was playing a game of chess while listening. But I can't resist pointing out ( again ) that Chalmers also alludes to EM phenomena during his explanation. Perhaps it's his accent and style that makes it more...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    Either that's the wrong type of question, or the question isn't formulated to elicit the desired response. For example, assuming an explanation were possible, how we would explain why there is something it is like to entertain a mental image or to experience an emotion is by communication. This...
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    Your Paracast Newsletter — November 22, 2020

    The Davos Manifesto
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    UAP Crash List & LASER Shootdown?

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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    You might find the following attachment interesting and relevant:
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    If I understand you correctly, the fog between our respective positions is starting to lift. In light of this, one way we might answer the question of how the mind and body related, would be to say: The mind and body are related via nonlinear causation. Just to help me be clear here on what you...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    Nice find. I've included the paper as a direct downloadable attachment below:
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    I think you're onto something interesting there. I first ran across the idea that a less rigid view of what constitutes the physical is required thanks to @Constance who introduced Merleau Ponty into this thread. In looking at his history to attempt to pin down whether he considered himself to...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    I would beg to differ, unless that is, you are positing that oranges aren't made of matter and energy.
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    I would disagree to the extent that while interaction between minds and bodies is self evident, it took @marduk to point out ( to me at least ) that the consequence of this situation logically necessitates that the mind must be physical. I don't know whether or not marduk deduced this on his...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    A really good article, and we seem to have some common ground here. Thanks for posting this :cool:
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    The above premise was shown to be faulty by @marduk who pointed out that anything non-physical would by its nature be incapable of interacting with the physical. Therefore, because there is interaction between consciousness and our physical selves, consciousness must therefore be physical. That...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    That's a reasonable question. I'd never heard of non-linear causality before @Constance suggested that my understanding of causality was probably incomplete ( which it was - and still is ). It has turned out to be much more complex than our intuitive and everyday notion of simple cause & effect...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

    The thing is, the situation you describe in your text appears to fit the definition of non-linear causality perfectly. For example, you say: "Meaningful information is a dynamic construct of any given EASO. It is expressed through the requirement of the whole in the maintenance of a dynamic...
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