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    Is the Universe conscious?

    I ran across a piece that was thoughtful;

    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science...ous-ncna772956

    Is the Universe conscious? Do the stars order themselves? Is their purposeful direction and manipulation that IS CAUSED BY LIFE OF SOME KIND? DOES THE GREAT EXPANSE HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN?

    Interesting ethnics that this brings forth.

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Well, according to Gaia theory the Earth is a self regulating entity so why not the universe?

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Well, according to Gaia theory the Earth is a self regulating entity so why not the universe?


    One thing I try to consciously do, is have peace of mind. I question myself as to if the universe is trying to have peace?

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Well, if we have a God that is all knowing, etc, etc, would that not include the Universe?
    The concept itself is not completely out of the question. I am not sure about the idea of planets and stars being "self-directed", but the universe being somehow self-aware isn't beyond the imagination.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, if we have a God that is all knowing, etc, etc, would that not include the Universe?
    The concept itself is not completely out of the question. I am not sure about the idea of planets and stars being "self-directed", but the universe being somehow self-aware isn't beyond the imagination.
    Well it is not beyond my imagination, I think there is consciousness out there,in life forms we are yet to comprehend. Hey, if solid rock can seem to grow, anything is possible out there. A force that keeps earth from being smashed to bits each day, sonic sound waves with patterns of curiosity: and just the power that is out there. Power always suggest to me the possibility of consciousness. It does not always mean its there , but it increases its likelyness don't you think?

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Parts of the universe may be amoeba, extending like incredible gigantic fingers, probing the unknowns of each Galaxy. Amoeba with some kind of synthetic membranes. Life could exist in forms that do not seem alive according to our calculations and limited awareness.

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    'In my view the universe is alive, I do not view it as dead. If something is alive, a case for consciousness can then be began to be made. We can go forward with the investigation. One of the questions that then will arise is will consciousness always be obvious? Will it always reveal itself? To which I think the answer is no. Especially with something as large as the universe. Even within humans consciousness really has no location, I think it just seems to be located in our heads, because we peer from behind our eyes, outward. But hey, nothing is inside of our heads except skin and bone, absolutely nothing else. Consciousness is just there, inside of our whole body, encompassesing the whole self. And may well be just like that in the universe.

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    In my view trying to give consciousness "location" is where we bring in confusion. The effort to somehow pinpoint it, as if we can map it. I don't even think it has location within the human body, mushless then the universe. I think consciousness is more like comparison to a gas, an ethereality: one could say " A Spirit." Not as bound by simple constriction or lines and structure.

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

    Sir Roger Penrose — The quantum nature of consciousness


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WXTX0IUaOg

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    Re: Is the Universe conscious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion79 View Post
    Sir Roger Penrose — The quantum nature of consciousness


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WXTX0IUaOg


    Here's an interesting read;

    https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/20...erse-conscious

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