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Consciousness The Ultimate Reality

  1. Apr 28, 2015 #1
    Why does some physicists say that consciousness is the "Ultimate reality"? which experiment affirm it? Some like 'Tom Campbell' uses Data Eraser Experiment as proof, and quotes from "Max Planck, Bohr, Heisenberg, etc.. as references

    Is it true?
    What is "consciousness", anyway?
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
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  3. Apr 28, 2015 #2


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    Because they haven't thought about it hard enough. It was originally proposed by Von Neumann for reasons that seemed valid at the time. But things have moved on and the reason he introduced it no longer applies.

    Note - this is not to say conciousness type interpretations are not valid - they are - its this notion it must be involved that is incorrect.

    Forget about them. This forum tells what's really going on - not this new age inspired rubbish.

    Your guess is as good as mine.

  4. Apr 28, 2015 #3


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    Thank you for your answer bhobba, this thread has been answered and is closed.
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