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Thought Architecture

By Samantha Glorioso We live in a world where our thoughts are still largely viewed as these passive, almost inconsequential passages of ideas or associations that are kept in stasis until physically acted upon—mere electro-chemical reactions that tickle our 100 billion nerve cells via the trillion synapses joining them. As […]

No, machines will never be conscious!

Are we closer to understanding the nature of consciousness than we were twenty years ago? Ever since Chalmers posed ‘the hard problem’ of consciousness, of why sentient organisms have subjective experiences, the debate has gone in circles. Papers on the subject variously conclude, There really is a hard problem, there […]

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Marcelo Gleiser — Templeton Prize Winner 2019-03-29

The 2019 Templeton prize has been awarded to Marcelo Gleiser, a theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College. Gleiser’s research is in Cosmology, and the origin of life. He is the author of several popular books that deal with the relationship of science to religion and philosophy. In a recent interview with […]

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Frontiers of ‘Acceptance’ – New prospects for the Scientific and Medical Network

By Paul Kieniewicz The SMN Galileo Project was in part launched because of the observation that many areas of research, particularly concerning paranormal effects are still off limits in academia. Mainstream science journals, both professional and popular avoid reporting such research as a matter of policy, unless the research demonstrates […]

Around the SMN Local and National Groups

The Bristol Group continues its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at Sally Lawson`s starting at 8 pm prompt and ending at 10 pm. The format is one based on dialogue, starting the process with a 5 minute meditation. Any members wishing to find out more should […]