Panpsychism - a philosophy with a future
I think Cofty & OC are right - panpsychism is woo.
I'd describe it as total bollocks.
If this theory gains any kind of support, I'm willing to bet the next step of bollocks will involve some wanker protesting that rocks, stones, etc. have rights.
Then you'll get SJWs declaring stone walls to be 'stone-ist', log fires to be 'lignophobic' (from lignin, a key component of wood).
You heard it here first.
Molecular evolution gives answer to things that do have a consciousness and to things that dont..
Because we view reality from the inside, and from low down, like and ant, it can be difficult to have perspective. I enjoyed the movie Koyaanisqatsi very much because it helps you have a broader perspective on the patterns of nafure, humans and machines, and their interaction with one another: the pulse of the traffic, the rhythm of the clouds, the splashes and swirls of people in their daily lives.
SBF: Because we view reality from the inside, and from low down, like and ant, it can be difficult to have perspective.
Here's a very cool interactive that will help you gain some perspective, from the smallest things we can speculate about to the largest structures we can observe. Enjoy!
It's possible to leave the human ego behind, which is not something easy to explain but like experiencing nothingness or oneness, only then could you think what possibly a rock might experience, in that it too, is one with everything else.
Reminds me of the Dalai Lama who walked into a sandwich shop
The assistant asked what fillings he would like in his sandwich
The Dalai Lama said "make me one with everything"
(jp I can't get that site to work on my iPad)
Everything hangs off belief in the self.
SBF: I can't get that site to work on my iPad
That's too bad. It's really pretty incredible.
It does require a Flash plugin.
Hopefully you can find a way to access it.
We're all made of electrons and protons. Snowflakes and rocks are a terrible examples. Let's look at gravity, for example we know it exist, but we cant see it. But we can see the effects. Finkle is rights about the particle thing. I would explain more but I rather tell you a book to go read "Atoms journey across the subatomic universe" written by issac asimov. If you don't know issac then you shouldn't be talking science fiction mixing with science fact.
I've not used my PC since circa 2012.