How does conciousness emerge? Rupert Sheldrake explains why mystical experience disproves materialism and as a result shows the importance of understanding conciousness.
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The fundamental problem of philosophy, argued Heidegger is ‘why is there something rather than nothing?’ . Now, some scientists claim nothing doesn’t existand even the deepest space is full of virtual particles. Have we misunderstood the very idea of nothing? Is this little more than a logical mistake, or might understanding nothing just be the key to explaining the universe?
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Rupert Sheldrake: Biologist known for his research into parapsychology, evolution and morphic resonance, as well as author of The Science Delusion
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