Consciousness and the Universe

Quantum Physics, Evolution, Brain and Mind

Sir Roger Penrose, PhD, Stuart Hameroff, MD, and Subhash Kak, PhD, Editors

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Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always “out there” in the world? These questions and more, are addressed in this special edition. FEATURING Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness, Origins of Thought, Evolution of Consciousness, Neuroscience of Free Will, Quantum Physics & Consciousness (Rossi), Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences, Dreams & Hallucinations, Paleolithic Cosmology & Spirituality, Self-Consciousness in Apes, Dolphins, Cephalopods, Machines Consciousness in Extra-Terrestrials, Sexual Consciousness, How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe, and more. Over 50 Consciousness Raising Articles By: Henry P. Stapp, Deepak Chopra, Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff, Michael Persinger, Walter Freeman, Bruce MacLennan, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Don Page, Shan Gao, Gordon Globus, Fred Kuttner, Bruce Rosenblum, Etzel Cardena, Larry Dossey, Bruce Greyson, Michael Nauenberg, Andrea E. Cavanna, Ian Tattersall, Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis, Bruce Greyson, Edgar Mitchell, Williams James, Ernest and Kathryn Rossi, and many more.

Our Chapter:

Decoding the Chalmers Hard Problem of Consciousness: Qualia of the Molecular Biology of Creativity and Thought. (pp 210- 227).