The brain vs. consciousness: the phony debate and the real debate
by Jon Rappoport
October 29, 2017
I continue to write about this subject, because the answers are shaping our present and future in huge ways.
Nearly all brain researchers insist that consciousness arises from the functions of the brain.
These researchers concede they don’t know HOW consciousness arises—but “they’re getting there.” They’re making progress. This is their story and they’re sticking to it.
If they have their way, the educated class will agree with them, evidence or no evidence.
Since “consciousness is the result of brain activity and nothing else,” since consciousness is ultimately a matter of physics, neuroscience will reign supreme—manipulating brain changes to achieve certain “values” and political goals.
We are talking about an engineered society at the level of the brain. Brave New World.
For these researchers, that is the final frontier.
But suppose all their fundamental assertions are completely wrong? Suppose they’re never going to prove consciousness arises from the brain? Suppose all their efforts in this direction are dependent on nothing more than circular reasoning—assuming what they’re trying to prove?
“Consciousness must be a function of brain activity, because what else could it be?”
Let’s begin with a very simple version of what consciousness means, and in the process shred several key ideas of the brain researchers:
ONE: Right now, at this very moment, you’re reading the words on this page. You know you’re reading the worlds. You’re aware you’re reading the words…Read More