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Single Cells Evolve Large Multicellular Forms in Just Two Years (Quanta)

Introduction LO: This Quanta article is fascinating if and when you're interested in (convergent) evolution. Although the article does not mention consciousness, it strongly suggests that consciousness is a phenomenon that starts in a single cell. It also suggest that multicellular organisms have collective consciousness that can learn. A must-read ! Single Cells...

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Why our egocentrism is the source of our stupidity

In 2021, I've written a lot about human stupidity (my blogs). I've been hesitant to address the How-What-When-Where-Who-Why questions. A 2021 Psyche article was very helpful: Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid (eg, my blog). Apparently, stupidity is a blind spot in our thinking. Recently, I noticed two more related articles that have been causing...

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Why information is central to physics and the universe itself (Big Think)

Introduction by LO: This Big Think article could have been much better but it's still a useful introduction. In my view, this article is about panpsychism, or universal and decentralized consciousness. Information is the metric throughout my diagram below, which is part of my 30 July 2021 blog. Big Think title: Why information is central to physics and the universe...

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Is anything absolute or is all relative?

The philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994) once defined three kinds of truths: absolute, objective and subjective. He also stated that it's unlikely that we will ever be able to find evidence for an absolute truth. Indeed, there are often exceptions to any "rule". Usually, time will reveal even more exceptions. If even the truth is relative, is there anything absolute?...

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‘Do we need mosquitoes?’

My friend's question caught me by surprise. My thinking went silent for a moment. My initial answer was still kind of evasive in order to buy time: 'mosquitoes are part of the food chain'. Humans are on top of the food chain until another species comes along and above us. In the back of my mind another question popped up: why do we need humans? The ultimate question...

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Is consciousness a dimension not limited by space and time?

Something weird just happened to me. I felt that something embarrassing would happen in the next few seconds and it indeed did. How should you label such an experience? Such a known unknown would imply intuition, one of the 4 levels within our consciousness (see my 2017 blog). Would this make intuition a short-term clairvoyance? What does such an event even imply?...

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