[LINK] Life (4)

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Tue Oct 7 11:43:01 EST 2008


On Tuesday 07 October 2008 07:47, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> I remember, more years ago than I dare to recall, mentioning on Link
> that I'd been to a lecture by Roger Penrose in which he proposed
> precisely that. The reaction of Linkers was summed up by someone (can't
> remember who) who said "this is a classic example of why eminent people
> should stick to their field of expertise" - IOW "twaddle".

   I have a RealAudio lecture and accompanying set of slides (HTML) by Roger Penrose on this topic.  From memory, he proposed quantum-computing effects in the micro-tubules which form part of the synapses, but he did make clear this was a speculation.  And I don't think his ideas don't have a big following among the experts.

   However trying to open the audio file, originally downloaded in October 2005, now pops up "The content you are trying to play uses an audio codec that is obsolete and no longer supported.  Please contact the content provider about using a supported codec."   Maybe I'll have to crank up MS Windows98-SE again to play it!

David


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