A Meditation on Consciousness: the physics of intentionality and prayer | Forum
This paper explores the role that "information" may playin a new theory of
consciousness through a convergence of physics and neuroscience. In the "Meditations" that follow, I will suggest
that information is the monistic "common denominator" through which
the Cartesian mind-body problem may be resolved. I
will begin with a speculative quantum mechanical model which
potentially provides the information reservoir that the philosopher, David Chalmers, believes a "fundamental
theory of consciousness" requires.
I will next examine the model's underlying assumptions and provide
supporting arguments based on Black Hole cosmology and Reversible Computers. I will then restate the model as modes of
thought and as the Hindu Aum (or Om).
Finally, I will explore the model's implications in our lives, to
include how prayer and intentionality may alter the probabilities of what
occurs in our lives.