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  1.  10
    The Physics of Timelessness.Varanasi Ramabrahmam - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (2):74-115.
    The nature of time is yet to be fully grasped and finally agreed upon among physicists, philosophers, psychologists and scholars from various disciplines. Present paper takes clue from the known assumptions of time as - movement, change, becoming - and the nature of time will be thoroughly discussed. -/- The real and unreal existences of time will be pointed out and presented. The complex number notation of nature of time will be put forward. Natural scientific systems and various cosmic processes (...)
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    Innate and Emergent: Jung, Yoga and the Archetype of the Self Encounter the Objective Measures of Affective Neuroscience.Leanne Whitney - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (2):292-303.
    Jung’s individuation process, the central process of human development, relies heavily on several core philosophical and psychological ideas including the unconscious, complexes, the archetype of the Self, and the religious function of the psyche. While working to find empirical evidence of the psyche’s religious function, Jung studied a variety of subjects including the Eastern liberatory traditions of Buddhism and Patañjali’s Classical Yoga. In these traditions, Jung found substantiation of his ideas on psychospiritual development. Although Jung’s career in soul work was (...)
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    Observations: The Building Blocks of the World.Vipul Arora & Laxmidhar Behera - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):247-258.
    Physics aims at building mathematical models of the underlying nature for explaining and predicting our observations. Based on the experimental data, mathematical quantities and concepts are formulated, and physical theories are constructed, from which we derive our ontological understanding of the underlying building blocks of nature. However, at times, certain phenomena, unnoticed before, fail to agree to the predictions made by those theories. This forces us to give up the old theories and construct new ones. In this paper, we argue (...)
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    Countering the Artifical Intelligence Threat.Wolfgana Baer - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):17-26.
    Artificial Intelligence is nothing but a rule based mimicry of our life form that will only ensnare those of us who buy into its illogical premises. The reality of the world is not what we see nor is it the physical objects whose behavior is described by the classic physics that has developed since the time of Newton to dominate our thinking. In this paper I will outline the next step in the evolution of our thinking process and thereby eliminate (...)
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    Whitehead's Cosmology- Process Relational Perspective to Relativity and Quantum Theory.Deepak Bansal - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):27-39.
    Whitehead believed that science and philosophy mutually criticize each other to provide imaginative material for their shaping the history of thought. In the early twentieth century, as a mathematician turned philosopher, he took up the task of challenging the emerging scientific theories of the time, such as relativity and quantum mechanics, and provided a radically novel cosmological scheme. He challenged the incoherence of the mechanistic materialistic scientific world with his visionary process-relational model, based on the ontology of organisms. Almost a (...)
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    Ancient Shamanism and Modern Psychotherapy: From Athropology to Evidence- Based Psychodelic Medicine.Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Hicham Khabbache, Ignazio Vecchio, Mariano Martini, Marco Perduca, Riccardo Zerbetto & Tania Simona Re - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):142-152.
    In the last years, the debate on the therapeutic use of psychoactive drugs and compounds has intensified and has attracted a progressively growing body of research as well as of conferences and training courses. This is anticipated to revolutionize future mental health care. However, a medieval obscurantist climate remains that hinders further advances in the field. The research field of psychoactive drugs, despite its promises, is characterized by a number of challenges which, in the future, should be addressed, concerning, for (...)
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    The Celtic Becoming: Prelude to a New Believing.Jack DuVall - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):301-305.
    Today's ongoing colloquy of ideas about the nature of being, in which a broadening array of scientists, philosophers, and historians of religion are participating, echoes some of the keynotes of spiritual practice in a much earlier period, in the 6th and 7th centuries. That was an era when Celtic monasticism, operating on the northwest edge of Europe, developed a simple but prescient ontology that was echoed in many later periods. Aldous Huxley maintained that a unified "perennial philosophy" could be found (...)
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    Voluntary Action, Conscious Will, and Readiness Potential.Syamala D. Hari - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):56-70.
    Libet and colleagues, and later many others investigated brain activity during voluntary action. They found that electrophysiological "readiness potentials" precede awareness of intention to act. They also found that awareness of actually moving i.e., initiation of motor command follows W, and action follows M; after W, the decision to act can be consciously vetoed until the action actually starts. Libet proposed that one's brain initiates voluntary acts but not one's conscious will, and that conscious will can still control the outcome (...)
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    The Participating Mind in the Quantum Universe.Menas C. Kafatos & Keun-Hang S. Yang - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):40-55.
    The Orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics, which followed the Copenhagen Interpretation but was enhanced by primarily Werner Heisenberg and John von Neumann into a fully developed theory, brought in, among others, the role of measurement, available choices and response of the quantum system. It is, more consistent and clear than other interpretations of quantum mechanics as it provides account of the interactions of observers with the external world. As such, the Orthodox interpretation does a lot more than just account for (...)
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    A New Approach to the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics.Stanley A. Klein - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):83-90.
    Quantum Mechanics is typically divided into two parts: the unobserved amplitude given by the equations of quantum field theory and the observed measurement aspect. We argue that a better approach is insert a probability realm in the middle. The reason is that every measurement involves interactions with a complex environment where massive decoherence transforms the amplitudes into standard probabilities. The probabilities eliminate complex superpositions so that quantum states A AND B become classical states A OR B. Thus the measurement process (...)
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    Metareligion as the Human Singularity.Christopher Langan - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):321-332.
    Based on the author's notes for a presentation to the Foundations of Mind group in October of 2017, this paper examines the role of metareligion in obtaining a favorable outcome for the human species as it approaches a Singularity with both Human and Technological aspects. For limited technical background, please consult two of the author's previous papers.
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    If Artifical Intelligence Asks Questions, Will Nautre Answer? Preserving Free Will in a Recursive Self-Improving Cyber-Secure Quantum Computing World.Cynthia Larson - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):71-82.
    Henry Stapp's realistically interpreted orthodox quantum mechanics suggests that when a question is asked, Nature answers. In this formalism, "the thought itself is the thinker," which clears the way for any thinker-human or other-to be an actively creative agent. In this process, an ensuing succession of questions arising in the minds of observers is received and responded to by a "Nature" that chooses and implements responses in accordance with Born's Rule in a physically described universe represented by evolving quantum mechanics (...)
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    Plasma Brain Dynamics (PBD): II. Quantum Effects on Consciousness.John Z. G. Ma - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):91-104.
    This article studies the quantum effect of the brain neuronal system on both normal and abnormal conscious states. It develops Plasma Brain Dynamics (PBD) to obtain a set of kinetic quantum-plasma Wigner-Poisson equations. The model is established under typical electrostatic and collision-free conditions in both the absence and presence of an external magnetic field. The quantum perturbation is solved analytically by employing a backward-mapping approach to the motion of electrons. Results expose that the quantum perturbation turns out to be zero (...)
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    Continuity, Time, and "Artificial Intelligence".Stan V. McDaniel - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):105-112.
    This paper argues against the paradigm of mechanistic reductionism in relation to consciousness. The paradigm impoverishes reality by dismissing the greater part of the experienced world in exchange for control over a small segment. The distortion limits nature with respect to the concept of time and mistakenly defines consciousness as a "property." The concept of time in the paradigm provides no way to account for remembering other than storage and mechanical retrieval of records of past events, erroneously called "memories." The (...)
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    Foundations of Mind V: Introduction- The New AI Scare.Sean O. Nuallain - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):1-16.
    This is the report on the Foundations of Mind conference forcussed on the new AI scare.
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    Reconstructing the Tower of Babel: Mind and World, Consciousness and Experience.Sean O. Nuallain - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):276-300.
    This paper seeks an exit from the miasma enveloping science of the subjective. First, it unpacks the various meanings of the word "consciousness". It agrees with contemporary literature that attention admits of two modes; involuntary attention and voluntary attention. It goes on to argue that the former is best modeled by "interrupts" in computer operating systems and often reflect "chunked" learned skill behaviour. Voluntary attention, on the other hand, always reflects a processing thread globally broadcast through the nervous system and (...)
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    Reterritorializing Ireland and Mental Health.Sean O. Nuallain - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):333-350.
    It has escaped many people's attention that, just as the 1998 GFA rescinded the claim of the Irish state on the 6 counties, it also gave up any territorial claim by that state on the rest of the island. It is fair to say that the fake exhilaration of the Celtic tiger years and the genuine relief of many in the North of Ireland finally having a life pushed consideration of this down the list of priorities. Yet it is perhaps (...)
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    Universal Principles of Intelligent System Design.Kirill Popov, Aamod Shanker & Debanjan Bhowmik - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):113-122.
    We propose a universal definition of intelligence of a physical system and discuss its implications on design of intelligent systems. The definition proposed is universally valid and does not invoke teleological or anthropic concepts. We discuss the relationship of intelligence to energetic properties by invoking recent results in inequilibrium thermodynamics and computational mechanics. Intelligent system design is reformulated in three natural problems: selective forgetting, memory maintenance and self-recording. We conclude with highlighting the relationship of energetic and informational optimality principles involved (...)
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    Quantum Mechanics and Cognitive Science: The Probe and the Probed.Varanasi Ramabrahmam - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):123-141.
    Attempts are being made to use quantum mechanics as a probe to unravel the mysteries of consciousness. This paper examines this probe, quantum mechanics and its usefulness in getting an insight of working of human consciousness. The formation of quantum mechanics based on certain axioms, its development to study the dynamical behavior and motions of fundamental particles and quantum energy particles moving with the velocity of light, its insistence on wave functions, its probability approach, its dependence on uncertainty principles will (...)
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    Artificial Intelligence and the Biofield: New Opportunities and Challenges.Beverly Rubik & Harry Jabs - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):153-162.
    There is an organizing field of energy intimately connected with each person, the human biofield, which holds information central to a higher order of being. It has been proposed as having mind-like properties as super-regulator of the biochemistry and physiology of the organism, coordinating all life functions, promoting homeodynamics, and key to understanding life's integral wholeness. Although brainwaves and heart waves are well characterized and clinically useful, the biofield has not yet been mapped. Artificial intelligence is essential to handle the (...)
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    Solution to David Chalmner's "Hard Problem".Jack Sarfatti & Arik Shimansky - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):163-186.
    A completely non-statistical non-linear non-unitary framework in which "God does not play dice..." that describes the physical foundations of consciousness is presented for the first time. At its core is the insight that the missing link between current physical descriptions of reality and a credible physical framework for consciousness is provided by post-quantum mechanics : the extension of statistical linear unitary quantum mechanics for closed systems to a locally-retrocausal[i] non-statistical non-linear non-unitary theory for open systems through the introduction of a (...)
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    Vibrational Foundations of Mental Morphogenesis.Aamod Shanker, Kirill Popov, Cale Madsen & Debanjan Bhowmik - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):259-275.
    Morphogenesis, the generation of form, is closely related to the mathematical field of topology, the study of the qualities of shape. Since cerebral thought distils itself into shapes, seen and felt, and their subsequent transformation, the study of the emergence and comprehension of shapes is central to address questions of consciousness, emerging at the apparent juxtaposition of the internal world of the mind, and the external world of physical objects. Since light is a vibrating electromagnetic wave, we use principles derived (...)
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    Difficulties in Inorganic and Organic Measurement of Energy: Influences of Mind and Nature in Outcome.Phillip Shinnick & Laurence Porter - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):187-202.
    Measurement of energy in inorganic and organic experiments shows time reversal, and Nature implicating itself in a background field and not observable. A discussion of the experimental measurement of the emission of a Quantum or singular photon ejection in the split/slit experiment is compared to emission of Qi by a trained Qigong practitioner in: A) intent [Yi] of the mind, B) Nature's influence in the experiment, C) difficulties in reproducing a second time. In the inorganic experiment a backward in time (...)
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    Systems Philosophy.Mansoor Vakili - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):203-216.
    Systems thinking is a holistic thinking which indicates that our planet is a self-organizing living system with inherit ability to sustain life, also, human being is interconnected and inseparable part of this living system. The main question is how human being which is the byproduct of an amazing creative process- from a single cell to current human- has seemingly lost this inherent ability and practices unsustainable activities? The answer could be in Linear thinking and self -consciousness process: In the early (...)
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    Jung, Yoga and Affective Neuroscience: Towards a Contemporary Science of the Sacred.Leanne Whitney - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):306-320.
    Materialist and fundamentalist reductive ideologies obscure our capacity to directly experience the numinous. Thus, importantly, given the weight of the observable and measurable in orthodox science, and oftentimes a dismissal of both the soul and the subjective, a viable means of reconciling science and religious experience has continued to elude us. As a counter-measure to this obscuration, Jungian-oriented depth psychology has developed as an empirical science of the unconscious, researching both subject and object and offering theories and practices that foster (...)
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    On Quantum Mechanical Automata, Gödel Numbers, and Self-Referring Consciousness.Fred Alan Wolf - 2018 - Cosmos and History 14 (1):217-246.
    In this paper I shall show how a post-quantum physical model of the self-referring mind based on Albert's quantum automata and Yurov's Gödelzing model of the same can be constructed. A quantum automaton seems to exhibit privacy of consciousness-the realization of an individual mind and what differentiates a "self-mind" from an "other-mind". My model, extending from Albert and Yurov, is based on consideration of qubits acting as quantum state vectors and quantum mechanical operators acting as quantum computer gates. I hope (...)
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