A similar level of success is expected in 2015.
Another grand theory to explain consciousness flickered briefly before joining its throng of predecessors.
Sam Harris allowed us to know why consciousness does not feel like a self Yes it does; it is how we know we are selves:
Sam Harris, whom we last wrote about here, where he complained about being defamed, gave an interview with philosopher Gary Gutting at the New York Times on “Sam Harris’s Vanishing Self.”
Well, that should take care of the defamation problem.
How can a vanishing self complain of defamation?
A Princeton prof attempted to explain consciousness too. Hush, we may be hearing answers now. (Nope.)
There was, of course, a continued push for consciousness as a fourth state of matter, which raises the key question: Would we give up naturalism to solve the hard problem of consciousness? Apparently not.
Too bad really because the great physicists knew that consciousness is immaterial. But orthodoxy may be more important to naturalists than understanding.
See also: Can we talk? Human language as the business end of consciousness
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