Re: Symbols of power- Adinkras & the nature of reality- Phys
Jack Krebs wrote:
And how does it seem a clue to consciousness?
The theory suggests (but not predict) that it is a mechanism at the subatomic level, similar to what is being explained in the article. I still have to better study how it works, preferably using a computer model. At this point it’s just a hunch that it might have something to do with either intelligence or consciousness. Have to try ruling both in or out.
For intelligence it’s relatively easy to rule in or out because there should be an obvious place in the circuit where this belongs. If also capable of storing and holding one or more memories then the next step would be to look for the other circuits needed to form a RAM, such as Addressing and a way for Data to perform an Action (which can also be to Address another RAM).
Consciousness is much more difficult because of there being no theory to qualify it yet. Only have theories that localize consciousness to certain areas of the brain, but that cannot qualify something as being conscious simply by examining how its circuit works. In time there might be enough known about what is happening at the subatomic level to allow experiments that interfere with our consciousness. Possibly be like a non-drug anesthesia where intelligence is still there but the subject no longer knows they exist, which might be evident by their behavior especially if consciousness is required to feel pain then they suddenly have no pain sensation. Might only say "ouch!" when consciousness is restored, otherwise just be curious why someone poked them with a pin. I'm of course now speculating, but have to start somewhere.
It’s hard to explain all the reasons why I see this worth checking out, but it just makes sense from a scientific standpoint to consider it a possibility. When trying to figure out what something is, all the things it could possibly be are first considered, then tests are performed to see whether that is it or not.
The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.Google ViewerMS Word Format