Wonders of the universe

Some scientists agree…the Universe is a conscious being

Since the beginning of time, humans have debated the source of consciousness.  Is it all in the physical brain?  Are we just a pack of neurons in a physical body?  Is the sum total of all that we experience contained in the physical body?

A recent article in Aeon Magazine postulated:

Some consciousness researchers see the hard problem as real but inherently unsolvable; others posit a range of options for its account. Those solutions include possibilities that overly project mind into matter. Consciousness might, for example, be an example of the emergence of a new entity in the Universe not contained in the laws of particles [emphasis added].

read more here

Panpsychism is the theory that consciousness is the root of all things – a universal feature that links all beings and things.  This kind of theory is a part of nearly all eastern religions as well as most ancient philosophies, but fell out of favor with the emergence of the scientific method which required empirical proof rather than speculation.

With Neptune, the planet that inspires in us the direct experience of divine consciousness, in its own sign of Pisces, it’s not surprising that there is a bit of a resurgence in the idea of pantheism and the idea that the Universe is itself conscious.  Scientist Gregory Matloff has hypothesized that

humans may be like the rest of the universe in substance and in spirit. A “proto-consciousness field” could extend through all of space, he argues. Stars may be thinking entities that deliberately control their paths. Put more bluntly, the entire cosmos may be self-aware.

read news article here and original research paper here.

I myself have always felt it to be true that there is a Universal […]

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The Mystery of Noctilucent Clouds

Spaceweather.com has been covering the mystery of an increased frequency of “noctilucent”, or night-shining clouds and has a posted a gorgeous gallery of images. These gorgeous clouds, which are formed from ice particles, are brighter and seen at lower latitudes than ever before according to this article from Scientific American.

Nasa’s principal investigator reports:

“It is clear that PMCs are changing … and we do not understand how, why or what it means,” said AIM principal investigator James Russell III of Hampton University. “These observations suggest a connection with global change in the lower atmosphere and could represent an early warning that our Earth’s environment is being altered.”

Russell also believes that these clouds could be used to shield the Earth from the effects of global warming. “”If these clouds were to continue to grow and cover broad areas of Earth, they would form something like a thin, semi-transparent umbrella,” he told New Scientist. “They would reduce the amount of solar rays making it to the ground, so they could actually reduce the effects of global warming.”

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