AI can drive cars, create music, recognize objects, find a new solar system, discover a hominid species, and trounce anyone in a game of Go. Reports of its limits have been greatly exaggerated. But can AI enjoy conscious experiences? Can it feel love? Some physicalists claim that unconscious matter, with proper complexity, ignites consciousness. I propose a new framework and question: Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
We are all fascinated by the mystery of metamorphosis. The caterpillar and the butterfly share nothing in common, and yet they are one and the same life.
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Queer Ecology seeks to disrupt heteronormative projections onto nature... It is ubiquitous from flowers to insects to fungi.
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
We can now hear one of the largest and most ancient living organisms on Earth whisper with the tremble of a million leaves echoing through its roots.
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
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