Are exotic mechanisms (Zeno, microtubules, QCsD) needed to account for consciousness?
1. Science (measurable) aspect.
Nobel prizes for evidence of exotic mechanisms.
Several violations of QED have been claimed:
•Libet's backwards referral is cited by Penrose.
•Paranormal phenomena. The EEG correlations.
However, no exotic (Zeno/microtubules)mechanisms seem needed.
2. Metaphysical (non-measurable) aspect.
Henry Stapp's eloquent viewpoint is persuasive that the quantum
metaphysics is ideal for handling the metaphysical and theological
issues of free will and what it means to be human. No Nobel prize
will be awarded, but worldwide worldview changes are possible.
3. The hard problem (quasi-measurable) aspect.
Quantum mechanics may be central, but without good clues yet for
the 'easy' problems it's hard to start. See Crick & Koch (Nat. Neuro.)
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