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    I am reading Shimon Malin's "Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality, a Western Perspective". It is not about panpsychism. Rather it takes an approach to physics that comes from Whitehead and Plotinus with some Plato, Schrodinger and Heisenberg. It may even be better than panpsychism as an approach to science, in particular, the laws of nature.

    His goal is to make sense out of the collapse of the wave function which is what all the differing quantum interpretations try to do in their own ways.

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    No, the sun is dead energy not the same as us and every other living thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by svejorange View Post
    No, the sun is dead energy not the same as us and every other living thing!
    I can't believe that.
    How do you know it is or it isn't? Energy is the very epitome of live.
    Last edited by cacian; 08-08-2018 at 03:41 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    it fly

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    I just asked it, and it said: No, Pompey Bum, you need your head examined.
    Last edited by Pompey Bum; 08-08-2018 at 05:21 PM.

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    Maybe, but maybe not in the way we perceive consciousness as human conscious.
    Maybe everything is ''alive'' in a microbiological level - nature and its components being 'smart' to function and evolve; just like gears make a clock work.

    I like how this debate can even reach a theological level. If God is omnipresent and omniscient, is he part of what we call particles or atoms?

    An interesting take are the theories aroung the ''Particle of God'' of Higgs.

    Quoting Carl Sagan: ''“The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”.

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