From Sean Martin at Daily Express:
While scientists are still unsure about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff believes that it is merely information stored at a quantum level.
British physicist Sir Roger Penrose agrees and believes he and his team have found evidence that protein-based microtubules – a structural component of human cells – carry quantum information – information stored at a sub-atomic level. More.
1. To say that there is no good or even reasonable theory of consciousness would be to shower the discipline with unearned praise. The ”perceptronium” thesis gives some sense of that, but there are other gems out there.
2. No one knows how to relate information to matter and energy. By the time people are reduced to claiming that information is a material substance, we should move that directory out of the Favorites list.
3. Just what the relationship is between conscienceless and the brain is unclear.
4. Even in animals, the relationship between intelligence and the brain is unclear.
A science basis for saying that consciousness ceases with death would, at present, be without basis.
See also: What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness
Neuroscience tried wholly embracing naturalism, but then the brain got away
Does intelligence depend on a specific type of brain?
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