SAND18 US — The Geometry of Consciousness

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Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff propose that human brains don’t compute but rather think, through a process that incorporates a general relativistic modification to quantum mechanics. Although science is far from a unified theory we can see that these ideas would require the brain to obey certain geometrical constraints. This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain including experiments to test the effect of anesthetics on coherent energy transport in brain microtubules and progress on testing Penrose’s objective reduction (OR) hypothesis using Bose Einstein Condensates. Finally, we put this together into a possible model for a thinking machine that is not a computer that might shed light on the puzzle of consciousness.

The Light Eaters: Zoë Schlanger

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At the edges of plant consciousness and the more-than-human in Schlanger new book

#86 SAND’s New Film on Spirituality in the Face of Injustice

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Exploring the road past and present for universal liberation with "Where Olive Trees Weep"

The Furnace of the Beloved

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It emerges from the Womb with you

From Palestine to the World (Excerpt)

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On the Global Struggle for Liberation We present the first 25 minutes of this important conversation from two living legends. This conversation is part of the release of the new documentary film Where Olive Trees Weep. The full version of the conversation

Buddhism & Social Action

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Buddhism has implications of some significance for Christians, humanists and other non-Buddhists

Jewish Identity After Oct 7

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Recorded live at a SAND Community Gathering on May 11, 2024

#85 In Our Bones

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Exploring the polycrises and her new book "The Story is in Our Bones"

Where Olive Trees Weep: Official Trailer

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No one is free until we are all free

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