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Thursday, November 25, 2021

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 27th November at noon SLT: How widespread is consciousness?


What is consciousness?  Is it something only humans have?  Or do all animals have it? Or all living things?  Or does everything that exists have some form of consciousness? Are galaxies conscious?  Or subatomic particles?

People used to think that each planet had a spirit.  And nowadays Japanese Shintoists think that there is mind in everything.  Could they be right? 

Could an android like Data be conscious?  Or a hologram like the Doctor in Voyager?

We are diving deep this week so hold your hat and come and dive with us.  Bring your pet stone or any other object that may be alive and able to think.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at 1pm SLT in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.


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