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What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim DePaulo Nov 19, 2012. 7 Replies

I wasn't sure whether to include this in Philosophy or Science, but decided on the latter because, ultimately, I'd like to be see variable evidence.  Consciousness or Sentience, as well as the…Continue

Tags: Mind, the, Sentience, Consciousness

Saving James Webb Space Telescope - important

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Wiitanen Sep 12, 2011. 2 Replies

I want to make a separate discussion from my Space Exploration & Astronomy one, to bring this issue to the attention of fellow Atheists here. Some of you probably already on top of it, but many…Continue

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Who wrote the Bible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steph S. Aug 11, 2011. 11 Replies

I'm interested to know, whether there is any evidence as to the writers of the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments. I'm not interested to an extend that I was go ahead and research it myself,…Continue

Space Exploration & Astronomy

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Sep 12, 2011. 20 Replies

I've noticed that there is no thread on this subject here. I have a website dedicated to Space Exploration and I'll try to keep folks here updated from time to time on some major discoveries and…Continue

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Jim DePaulo replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"Consciousness is simply our awareness of self and non-self (the material world). In fact our awareness is extremely narrow – most of it is filled in by previous experiences. At best our short term memory can retain no more than 7 items and…"
Nov 19, 2012
Jamie Winsor replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"Great article, really enjoyed the read."
Nov 16, 2012
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"The best model for consciousness is a neurological feedback circuit within the brain. Ordinarily we think of consciousness as awareness of external stimuli, but such awareness occurs to some extent even with people who are unconscious. We've…"
Oct 25, 2012
Mahesh Kalindu replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"when i was reading the magic of reality by Richard Dawkins, i really admired his view of Philosophy and his way of explaining Evolution. Consciousness perhaps is one of the most important and questions human kind ever have faced. so many…"
Oct 23, 2012
George replied to Astroslav's discussion Space Exploration & Astronomy
"Note that there are 2 groups specifically dealing with space and astronomy: Atheists for a Vigorous Space Program Astronomers They could definitely use more members and activity.  Also there's: Atheists who love Science!  "
Sep 12, 2011
George liked Astroslav's discussion Saving James Webb Space Telescope - important
Sep 12, 2011
Aaron Wiitanen replied to Astroslav's discussion Space Exploration & Astronomy
"Good stuff!! Thanks for the info. "
Sep 12, 2011
Aaron Wiitanen replied to Astroslav's discussion Saving James Webb Space Telescope - important
"It's heart breaking to think that our government would rather waste our tax money then help advance our knowledge!! "
Sep 12, 2011
Roy Moore replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"It depends on how you define consciousness. If you mean self awareness, I think it arose as we evolved to be social beings. We began to think about how others reacted to what we did, and how we behaved toward them. Im sure lower animals are aware of…"
Sep 5, 2011
Astroslav replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Can you find beauty in cathedrals and churches or does the sight of them irritate you?
"Yep, that's another important point for me, I love old stuff too and usually it's the Churches that survived the longest."
Sep 3, 2011
Vulpes replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"It's interesting that you brought this subject up because just today I saw a title in Nature called *Neuroscience vs Philosophy, Taking aim at free will*. Unfortunately I'm not subscribed to Nature so I can't read the…"
Sep 1, 2011
James G. Lee replied to Astroslav's discussion What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?
"Well, I would say there are several ways of perceiving consciousness.  Here are the ones I am familiar with:   1. nothing exist except consciousness - e.g., the idealistic pantheism of much of Hinduism.  This idea seems…"
Sep 1, 2011
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What is Consciousness & do you believe in it?

I wasn't sure whether to include this in Philosophy or Science, but decided on the latter because, ultimately, I'd like to be see variable evidence.  Consciousness or Sentience, as well as the concept of the "Mind" are terms that we attribute to our personality, our perception of the world. We also often use these terms, especially Sentience, to differentiate between us and the rest of the animal world. To my knowledge, however, neither Psychology nor Neuroscience has yet to understand what…See More
Aug 31, 2011
Astroslav replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion Russia searches for shuttle replacement that crashed. yikes.
"That's not a big deal and not quite a shuttle replacement either. It's a Soviet-era conventional Soyuz (from the 1960's) that's been slightly modified. Commercial SpaceX will be ready and available in a few years to take care of…"
Aug 31, 2011
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"Your website is awesome i makes me wish i would live to see space exploration!"
Aug 15, 2011
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Aug 15, 2011

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At 11:35pm on August 15, 2011, joel farris said…
Your website is awesome i makes me wish i would live to see space exploration!
At 9:46pm on August 13, 2011, Steph S. said…
Astroslav,  I enjoyed looking at your webpage.  I like your photos that you have posted.  I hope that you are enjoying the Nexus site.
At 6:47am on August 11, 2011, Atheist Andrea said…
Checked out your Space website and was VERY impressed! When I get a few more seconds of free time I will surely read the chronological order of space exploration. Thanks for educating the public. Like your new pics as well.
At 8:25pm on August 8, 2011, Ken said…
Hello & welcome to AN.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 5:27pm on August 3, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Astroslav and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism. This is a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

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At 7:42pm on August 1, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Astroslav ! Glad you could join us. :D

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