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Download e-book for iPad: Closer to Truth: Challenging Current Belief by Robert L. Kuhn

By Robert L. Kuhn

ISBN-10: 0071359966

ISBN-13: 9780071359962

The main state-of-the-art rules of this present day are being generated from the clinical group. Now greater than ever, scientists are attaining out to the overall viewers, looking automobiles by which they may speak their innovative principles. Harnessing the highbrow power of greater than 50 of our such a lot influential and extraordinary scientists, students and thinkers, this ebook demanding situations present trust and standard knowledge, to hunt "truth" at any place it can be chanced on. this can be the 1st in a sequence of annual significant other books. starting in th early spring of 2000, this tv sequence provides 28 30 minutes episodes in 5 different types: mind and brain, overall healthiness and intercourse; creativity and pondering, expertise and society, and universe and which means. The e-book might be organised in keeping with episode, with 28 chapters making as much as five sections. In each one episode, moderator Robert Lawrence Kuhn enables and synthesises a full of life round-table dialogue of modern-day such a lot profound concerns. offered right here in transcript, each one bankruptcy is going extra than the tv convey, with remark by way of Kuhn, and extra discussion and "out-takes" now not to be had on television. With bios putting each one contributor into the "big photograph" context, this paintings is a veritable who is Who of our most famous students and the place they stand at the "knowledge" matters which are most vital this day. every year, as a brand new season of the tv sequence airs, we are going to current a brand new quantity of "Closer Truth", the better half ebook, construction a complete library. those books, just like the television sequence, will entertain, enlighten and encourage whereas revealing the mysteries of brain, subject, and the which means of all of it.

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In this context, what about the output of the dolphin brain versus the output of the human brain, say, in terms of social accomplishment or mental activity? Doesn’t there seem a mismatch here, a disconnect?

A fly? A virus? A piece of wood? 11 on the chain of animal complexity, the more diminished the degree of consciousness, but it’s very much an open question. R O B E RT: Fred, how do you envision degrees of consciousness? FRED: I’m not sure if the degree of consciousness ever diminishes. I’m not even sure that we humans are so super-conscious ourselves. I look at an anthill and I’m amazed at how human-like these simple creatures behave. The real question is trying to define what we mean by consciousness.

J I M : I think it’s possible to be a good twentyfirst century materialist who thinks that the brain is a physical, chemical system that operates according to known, or at least knowable, laws and still think that there’s something different about human consciousness—something remarkable that can’t be reproduced by machines and hasn’t been seen in animals. This was the “uniqueness” question I approached in my book. And I must tell you, it was a question about which, as a scientist, I had a deep emotional concern.

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