Re: Consciousness is information?

From: Jason Resch <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:28:36 -0500

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 1:05 AM, russell standish <> wrote:
> What you are talking about is what I call the "Occam catastrophe" in
> my book. The resolution of the paradox has to be that the
> random/white-noise filled OMs are in fact unable to be observed. In
> order for the Anthropic Principle to hold in a idealist theory
> requires that the OM must contain a representation of the observer, ie
> observers must be self-aware. Amongst such OMs containing observers,
> ones that are the result of historically deep evolutionary processes
> are by far the most common. And evolution of those observer moments
> must also be constrained to be similar to those previously observed,
> eliminating white rabbits, due to "robustness" of the observer.
> Cheers

Hi Russell,

What you said reminded me of this article, which appeared in the Boston Globe:

See the section on hallucinating with ping pong balls and a radio. It
would seem the way the brain is organized it doesn't accept perception
of pure randomness (at least not for long, I have not yet tried the
experiment myself). If it can't find patterns from the senses it
looks like it gives up and invents patterns of its own.


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