Saturday, August 05, 2017

Christof Koch, Panpsychism, and One World Consciousness

After listening to Christof Koch's Ted talk again and recalling how much I liked it, I searched out more from him.

The first Ted Talk I heard on the Moth:
https://themoth.org/stories/god-death-and-francis-crick

I found this other interesting Tedx talk he did about consciousness:
https://youtu.be/QHRbnNwIg1g

I then had to go look up a little more about Panpsychism on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panpsychism

I love this illustration that is included with the Wikipedia article:


One thing that occurred to me as I learned about this philosophy is how much nicer a place the world might be if we all believed that life of all forms is a part of a single unified, or integrated soul.

Random thoughts on a late Saturday afternoon...

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