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A Critical Point for Science?

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Regular physics invokes fundamental theories that are implicitly matter-based, with the corollary that life depends on special configurations of matter. A radical change in the the basic conceptual model leads to a state of affairs where at the deepest level behaviour of a biological or cognitive character is the norm, giving a very different perspective on phenomena such as insight and creativity, as well as on processes such as extra-sensory perception (ESP) that traditionally are considered anomalies.

Note added after talk (21 Feb. 2008): the ‘radical change’ lies in the assumption that fundamental reality has the form of a self-organising critical system. Further details will be added later.

This talk is part of the Mind-matter Unification Project (TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory) series.

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