A scientific explanation of what consciousness is, or what the many forms of consciousness consist of, that uses the laws of physics and thermodynamics to show generally how the brain evolved and why organic brains think and emote as they do. More
What is consciousness awareness and why did conscious awareness evolve? Can organic minds like the human brain be described as systems of automated sub-atomic, atomic or molecular mechanisms? Organic minds are dynamic states of matter, consisting of parameterized quantum energy states, the activities of which are explainable using the laws of physics, particularly the laws of thermodynamics. The ultimate driver of mind-activity is also what drives all activity in the universe, from chemical reactions to the melting of water, that is, the universe being in a state of thermodynamic disequilibrium. The sub-atomic particle movement patterns that make organic minds function occur in the universe because the universe is continuously equilibriating itself. Evolution and natural selection, the mechanisms that evolved organic minds, can be thought of as energy equilibration phenomena occurring in the universe. Conscious awareness evolved to enable brains to locate objects on the planet earth that contribute to the energy equilbrium of the bodies attached to organic minds, because organic bodies are unstable thermodynamically. This book presents a reductionist, phyics-based explanation of how the mind works.
● What is information? What is intelligence? What is conscious awareness? ● Do super-computing capabilities exist in the human body or mind? ● Why did humans create art, music, technology or religion? ● What is a thought? What is a mind? What is a question? ● Why do humans like cars, but honeybees like pollen? ● Does free will exist? Is a soul separate from a body? ● What is subjective experience or "qualia?" ● Where do our thoughts come from? ● Is reincarnation possible?
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