Donald D. Hoffman
Ultimately, to solve the mind-body problem—how consciousness is related to the physical world—we're going to have to start with a theory of consciousness and show how the physical world arises.
Are life, genetic knowledge, and explanatory knowledge so radically new and powerful they may change the ultimate fate of our Universe?
For a panpsychist research program there is roughly the challenge of how to get from facts about the consciousness of particles to facts about human or animal consciousness.
Whether modern cosmology can form the basis of satisfactory worldviews, including human culture, society, and values.
The new scientific enchantments are integral parts of modernity.
David Weinbaum, Marta Lenartowicz
Co-occurrence of some physical processes, additional to the in itself sterile social pattern, are necessary in order for that social pattern to actualize but whether these additional processes must be underlying, causing, feeding into, or may just be originated by that pattern itself is another story.
Highly speculative extrapolation of complexity-increasing processes described in Cosmology and Big History into deep future of intelligent life, culture and technology in the Universe.
The relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world has been a key problem for philosophy throughout the history of European civilisation.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Simulation argument really works or maybe there is something wrong with our way of thinking about basic reality?
Cosmic evolution: based on the principles of thermodynamics history of the rise of complexity in nature (galaxies, stars, planets, life, humans, society and machines).
If our experiences of pain, pleasure and other "subjective" feelings are emergent, and there is always some precursor to emergent phenomena at the lower level (like our neurons and brains) then maybe panpsychism is a viable hypothesis after all?
Stuart A. Kaufmann
A vision of God as the natural creativity in the Universe.
Doyne Farmer et al.
Both physical and social technologies follow evolutionary processes and co-evolve together as physical change spurs social change, which spurs physical change, and so on in an infinite loop.
W. Daniel Hillis
Life as information processing systems located on different levels: chemicals, DNA, neurons, language and culture, computers and artificial intelligence, nations and corporations.
The market prices do not register destructive biophysical processes on which the world economy is based because our worldview created in XIX century British Empire is still separating economy from Nature and technology form society.
A reinterpretation of the history of the human species in a way which suggests that it may not be individual humans, but our social systems, who are the most advanced intelligence currently operating on Earth.
Michael R. Gillings et al.
A vision of biology, human culture, and digital technology as one multi-level evolutionary process: storage of information, replication, expression, variation and selection.
Information, algorithm and automaton as basic categories of informational worldview derived from computers science and applied to living organisms, the human mind and social structures.
Modern science can take you a long, long way as you pursue questions about the meaning of life: What is this cosmos I'm part of? What does it mean to be human?
Robert H. Nelson
Does the existence of God look probable when we ask about the power of mathematics; the mystery of consciousness; our greatest cultural and technological achievements?
Van A. Harvey
It is more honest and responsible to remain silent about the gods, to live with the mystery and the indifference of it all.
Can non-Darwinian evolution by communal exchange explain the beginnings of life and at the same time the evolution of culture?
Seeing semiosis (sign activity) as a general property of our unruly and largely random universe immediately lets us reconcile our cosmology with the fact that semiotic creatures (such as ourselves) exist on planet Earth.