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Physicalism

This is the second part – of four – of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’.   4. Physicalism: Not Dualism A central topic of this talk is physicalism. But what is physicalism? To answer that, I will offer a crude comparison with … Continue reading

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Dr Crick’s Sunday Morning Service

Francis Crick’s 1994 book ‘The Astonishing Hypothesis’ famously begins with the ‘nothing but a pack of neurons’ paragraph: The Astonishing Hypothesis The Astonishing Hypothesis is that ‘You,’ your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of … Continue reading

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Free Energy in Context: A Comparison With Evolution

This posting is a part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. Starting to wrap-up, I will now try to put Karl Friston’s ‘variational Free Energy’ theory of how the brain works into context. At this point, I am less … Continue reading

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Not Just a Pack of Neurons

The Neuron Doctrine Francis Crick famously said ‘you’re nothing but a pack of neurons’ and there are numerous projects underway to recreate a ‘pack of neurons’ (the network of neural interconnections, called the ‘connectome’) in computers. For example: The ‘Blue … Continue reading

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