Interesting however you say that consciousness is in your toaster. One of my main argyuements is that consciousness is not outside the laws of physics, that there may even be a ''probability field'' or P-Field that governs the liklihood of a ''thing'' whether that be innanimate or biological moving matter to gain a consciousness. So your toaster will have a probability field which is vanishingly low for the probability of consciousness to arise from it.
I respect the rest of your points and your decision :)
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I would have no ideas about how consciousness relates to science. I have seen strong evidence that both telepathy and precognition exist and feel compelled to find scientific reasoning's.
I have beliefs based upon wild theories I have read that make more sense to me in these regards than some of the other theories I have read. I would not attempt to defend these beliefs very strongly though as they are only "temporary" beliefs and I am open to being persuaded in a multitude of directions.
Here is some of my wild beliefs so you can understand I am not "fit" for a consciousness discussion.
a) I believe energy and consciousness are the same. I believe everything we see is conscious. I believe your toaster is conscious. I will say that it is an extension of our own consciousness.
b) I believe that we create our own universe for ourselves. Our psychic minds agree that you have a toaster, but we both see completely different toasters.
c) My version of events has us living in a "matrix movie" type environment. I believe our expectations directly influence our surroundings psychically. If you spend all day talking about "shark attacks" at work and then you will come home and find your favourite tv show has a shark attack theme, or your neighbour gets eaten by a shark. I believe thoughts influence our surroundings.
So you see my visions of what might be are too influenced by my attempts to rationalize psychic/psi phenomenon to contribute to this topic.
Good luck. I will read your stuff with interest, but I am out.
hi. I comment from time to time, but do not have the energy to argue common sense to people. I am guessing they will all know the truth someday. (I am religious).
I have enough trouble taking on telepathy threads, and this is a real area of research for me.
Anyways.. Happy New Year.
My main focus these days is on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, and I have been trying to learn what is known to occur in these devices.
I hope you had a merry christmas and a wonderful new year :)
True. I don't either. If the cliques here would leave me alone, I'd be a grand deal less defensive me thinks :/
Yes. I tread a lot softer myself. I don't like arguing on every post.
behind the scenes I was getting all sorts of messages from moderators and threats of warnings and bannings, and use of my original name. I thought, well, atleast if I mention my name, and every1 knew my name, then getting rid of me would be harder ... :/
Hi. I don't like facebook. Divorce thing. You will always be here. You should not have admitted your identity.
You are a good friend, I'd like to think we could remain as such despite of this place