In spite of this hard problem, there is a prevailing assumption in modern science which says consciousness comes from the brain. We don’t understand how, but that’s because the brain is complicated and one day we’ll figure it out (so the story goes). But what if the brain doesn’t produce consciousness at all?
Atheists used to believe that with the spread of secular education, religion would fade away and science reign supreme. But this has not happened. Breaking the Spell is part of a wave of new books by militant atheists who feel threatened by the power of religion.
It is still the reigning paradigm in science that consciousness can be reduced to the operations of the brain. Graham Martin sets out a powerful case against this dogma: one wishes that most of the contributors to the Journal of Consciousness Studies could be made to read it.
This book’s blurb says that it is `a provocative, witty and persuasive corrective to scientism’ and this time the blurb is quite right. John Dupré’s main targets are the two doctrines now fashionably offered as ways to understand human nature – evolutionary psychology and rational-choice theory based on economics. He shows clearly how hopelessly unsuitable these two candidates are for the vacant position of Key to all the Mysteries.
Our transcendent consciousness research showed significant scientific correlations between remembering near-death experiences (NDE) and spiritual contemplative experiences (SCE) a.k.a. mystical experiences.
The key to resolving the hard problem of consciousness lies in the following observation. While physical properties cannot explain consciousness, consciousness is needed to explain physical properties.
Consciousness cannot be articulated. In the unconditional state it is inexpressible. However, this Transcendental Reality could be naturalized internally by the human brain, which has been evolutionarily primed to do this. On the other side, externally, this has been a spontaneous happening in nature.
At the recently held conference The Science of Consciousness 2019 in Interlaken, Switzerland, the Chair of the Galileo Commission David Lorimer presented a poster in relation to the initiative.
The philosopher Tim Freke talks about Jordan Peterson, Carl Jung and the Soul.
Harold Walach, the author of the Report, has written an excellent exposition of the current distortions that have erased consciousness from mainstream science. I would respectfully suggest, however, that the paradigm of scientific materialism does not only erase consciousness, it also erases, ignores or forgets about language, meaning and mind.
After extensive NDE studies, the Dutch cardiologist Dr. Pim van Lommel believes that consciousness can also exist outside the body.
Russell Targ shares his memories of his late daughter, Elisabeth Targ, MD, a pioneering researcher in the realm of psychic healing.
In this interview, Prof Kenneth Ring, whose research involves ground-breaking investigations into near-death experiences, discusses his work on near-death experiences and how this
In this video, Dr Robert Alemder from Georgia State University discusses evidence of reincarnation, with special focus on the work of Dr Ian Stevenson.
We are pleased to announce that the Galileo Commission Report's Summary of Argument is now available in 3 additional languages: French
Steve Taylor on Spiritual Science and How a New Perspective on Consciousness Could Help Us Understand Ourselves
In this article, Steve Taylor elaborates the problem of consciousness and provides potential future solutions. This is a timely approach, given the hardships
An in-depth conversation between philosopher Tim Freke and psychiatrist and polymath Iain McGilchrist about the great mysteries of existence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD7BHJHkufY&feature=youtu.be
In this video, research faculty member Dr. Kim Penberthy presents some preliminary findings regarding reports of unusual and extraordinary human experiences of novice,
Watch exclusive 11 minutes from the new documentary Third Eye Spies, the best-ever treatment of the remote viewing program managed by Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff for the CIA and U.S. military. Followed by an interview with Russell Targ on the Richard Dolan Show.
In this presentation Alan Wallace takes a look at what makes up for an exceptional claim and exceptional evidence. After looking at different types of evidence, such as physical vs subjective evidence, Wallace concludes that 'in today’s world, the notion that science is the sole arbiter of truth is highly questionable'.
In this presentation, Brian Josephson demonstrates the pathology of disbelief in different scientific communities. Such disbelief has hit Parapsychological research particularly hard and has deemed it 'antiscientific'.
The following is taken from the author’s forthcoming book How To Run A Planet: Global Governance for an Inclusive and Sustainable World. It is presented here as a contribution to the Galileo Commission debate on expanding the scope of science beyond a narrow materialism and naturalism.
Author George Ritchie speaks with Joan Rivers regarding his near-death experience and what he was shown while declared dead for nine minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iqh8XB5k2w
Richard Irwin joined the Scientific and Medical network in 2015 because of his passion for the need to reconcile Science and Spirituality. He
Ed Kelly, who is an adviser to the Galileo Commission, was recently interviewed by John Cleese at the Division of Perceptual Studies at