Hello. I am a complete layman in regards to having any in depth knowledge of Physics whatsoever, I am interested on research into the areas of consciousness and I wanted to ask questions about Penrose and Hameroff's Orchestrated Objective Reduction Theory that claims that Consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale quantum activities inside the cells, most prevalent in the brain's neurones. To my understanding the basis of Orch-Or has been harshly criticized by fellow researchers in the field since it's conception and remains in such a position today. Hameroff proposed that microtubules were suitable candidates for Quantum Processing and apparently this has recently been confirmed by experiments conducted by Anirban Bandyopadhyay: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm Which according to Penrose and Hameroff add credibility to the Orch-Or Theory and in Penrose's words ''confirms six of twenty testable predictions'' - So my questions are in light of this evidence that apparently adds credibility to the Orch-Or Theory why is there still criticism directed towards the Orch-Or Theory? Why is it held more under scrutiny than say, Kip Thorne's proposals for the possible mechanisms of backwards time travel? What are the objective and logical issues with the Orch-Or Theory? If an explanation for all this could be given to me in layman's terms I would be very grateful, looking forward to hearing from all!