Panpsychism

By: BenOh | January 30, 2018

This is an introduction to quantum monadology. First, questions and observations are presented that would lead us to the idea of quantum monadology. Then, the world where we live is pictured as a monadistic system in a series of short but condensed statements without mathematics. You can find here the essence of quantum monadology.


Find the paper here: QuantumMondaisticSystem


This model provides a consistent framework to solve apparent incompatibilities between consciousness (as our interior experience) and matter (as described by quantum mechanics and relativity theory). Does matter have an inside? What is the flowing time now? Does physics allow the indeterminism by volition? The problem of quantum measurement is also resolved in this ...

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By: BenOh | January 29, 2018

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has

an inner life similar to our own.


For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the 

rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to

 falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star 

stuff” — that the atoms of our bodies were literally forged in the nuclear furnaces of 

other stars.


Even in that context, Gregory Matloff’s ideas are shocking. The veteran physicist at 

New York City College of Technology recently published a paper arguing that 

humans may be like the rest of the universe in substance and in spirit. A 

“pr...

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By: BenOh | February 24, 2017

Here's a TED talk by Stefano Mancuso on how plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

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By: BenOh | December 28, 2016

The oozing yellow organism has no neurons, but it can solve mazes, make decisions, and learn by merging together.


Sometimes, Audrey Dussutour enters her lab in Toulouse to find that one of the creatures within it has escaped. They tend to do so when they’re hungry. One will lift the lid of its container and just crawl out. These creatures aren’t octopuses, which are known for their escape artistry. They’re not rats, mice, flies, or any of the other standard laboratory animals. In fact, they’re not animals at all.


They are slime molds —yellow, oozing, amoeba-like organisms found on decaying logs and other moist areas. They have no brains. They have no neurons. Each consists of just a single, giant cell. And yet, they’re capable of surprisingl...

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By: BenOh | December 10, 2016

In complex and ever-changing environments, resources such as food are often scarce and unevenly distributed in space and time. Therefore, utilizing external cues to locate and remember high-quality sources allows more efficient foraging, thus increasing chances for survival.

Associations between environmental cues and food are readily formed because of the tangible benefits they confer. While examples of the key role they play in shaping foraging behaviours are widespread in the animal world, the possibility that plants are also able to acquire learned associations to guide their foraging behaviour has never been demonstrated.

Here we show that this type of learning occurs in the garden pea, Pisum sativum. By using a Y-maze task, we show th...

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