Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I do not agree with mind-body dualism. Today the consensus view is that thought and mind is a combination of processes like memory, generalization, deduction, organization, induction, classification, feature detection, analogy, etc. performed by computational machinery. But I believe that quantum mechanics is a plausible dualist theory of reality (R. Jones, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 56, No. 1, March 2011). Alternatively, if other spaces exist (see my 1 Nov. 2012 blog), dualism might exist as forces (like gravity?) acting ("leaking") between two (or more) different spaces (universes).