[LINK] Consciousness, and the real world

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Wed Nov 16 10:20:12 AEDT 2011

David wrote:

> > I read Roger Penrose's "THe Emporer's New Mind" -- his treatise on QM
> and consciousbess -- and found it quite nutty.
> I have an MP3 of Roger Penrose speaking on his conjecture about quantum
> processes in the brain, and some HTML of his accompanying hand-drawn
> slides.  He's quite up-front about the fact that it's a conjecture, not
> some pet theory of his.  With many claims now about entanglement in
> macro-world environments, he might turn out to be not far off the mark
> after all.

I attended a lecture by Roger Penrose at the ANU a few years back as part of his "Emperor's New Mind" tour. It was fascinating to hear him speak about those conjectures, but I well remember receiving a stern finger-wagging from Link about placing any credence in the conjectures of anyone, regardless of their eminence, when the subject is outside their field of expertise.

I still think it's fascinating conjecture, though.

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