Roger Penrose theory of the seat of consciousness

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<p>http://discovermagazine.com/1994/jun/quantumconscious380</p><p><font size="2" color="#0000ff">I have been reading lately about Roger Penrose's theory that microtubules are the location of our consciousness.&nbsp;( I&nbsp;flounder at the points&nbsp;where quantum mechanics are discussed.)&nbsp; I have also read articles that call some&nbsp;of the points of Penrose's proposals into question.</font></p><p><font size="2" color="#0000ff">Are any of you familiar with Penrose's papers?&nbsp; </font></p><p><font size="2" color="#0000ff">What are your learned opinions of his theories?</font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#ff00ff">In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.<br /></font><strong>Charlie Brown</strong></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>http://discovermagazine.com/1994/jun/quantumconscious380I have been reading lately about Roger Penrose's theory that microtubules are the location of our consciousness.&nbsp;( I&nbsp;flounder at the points&nbsp;where quantum mechanics are discussed.)&nbsp; I have also read articles that call some&nbsp;of the points of Penrose's proposals into question.Are any of you familiar with Penrose's papers?&nbsp; What are your learned opinions of his theories? <br />Posted by starsinmyeyes44</DIV></p><p>Penrose is the real deal -- both an excellent mathematician and an excellent theoretical physicist.&nbsp; For&nbsp;some of his ideas on consciousness (which are speculative and not&nbsp;everyone agrees with him) you might want to get a copy of his book&nbsp;<u>The Emperor's New Clothes.</u>&nbsp; He also has a more recent book <u>The Road to Reality, A complete guide to the laws of the universe.</u>&nbsp; Both are written at a non-specialist level, but the former requires very little technical background while&nbsp;the latter requires quite a bit more.</p><p>Penrose is extraordinarily bright and has a depth that sets him apart from most.&nbsp; He is willing to speculate.&nbsp; His speculations may or may not turn out to be correct, but they are responsible speculations.&nbsp; His factual stuff is rock solid and insightful.&nbsp; He has a long association with Hawking and some of Hawking's best work came from their collaboration.&nbsp; Read&nbsp;the Penrose books&nbsp;and form your own opinions. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Penrose is the real deal -- both an excellent mathematician and an excellent theoretical physicist.&nbsp; For&nbsp;some of his ideas on consciousness (which are speculative and not&nbsp;everyone agrees with him) you might want to get a copy of his book&nbsp;The Emperor's New Clothes.&nbsp; He also has a more recent book The Road to Reality, A complete guide to the laws of the universe.&nbsp; Both are written at a non-specialist level, but the former requires very little technical background while&nbsp;the latter requires quite a bit more.Penrose is extraordinarily bright and has a depth that sets him apart from most.&nbsp; He is willing to speculate.&nbsp; His speculations may or may not turn out to be correct, but they are responsible speculations.&nbsp; His factual stuff is rock solid and insightful.&nbsp; He has a long association with Hawking and some of Hawking's best work came from their collaboration.&nbsp; Read&nbsp;the Penrose books&nbsp;and form your own opinions. <br />Posted by DrRocket</DIV></p><p><font size="2" color="#0000ff">Thank you for your insight.&nbsp; I plan to get The Emperor's New Clothes....most of the sites&nbsp;I have visited have advocated reading it.</font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#ff00ff">In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.<br /></font><strong>Charlie Brown</strong></p> </div>
 
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