We are going to take a look at ten very unique questions that some of the most brilliant men and women still quarrel over. When you take a minute to think about it, there are so many things we still don’t have definite or even well-substantiated answers for. From the possibility of advanced life extension, to the apocalyptic end of our universe as we know it, prepare to put your thinking caps on.
1. What Is Consciousness?
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes consciousness as “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.”
Despite these fancy words strung together, we have yet to grasp what exactly it means to be in such a state. Science tells us that consciousness has to do with multiple regions of the brain all in a network together rather than a single compartment.
Consciousness is a concept so difficult to understand because of the simple fact that it’s something that has been wired into our brain since birth.
Subconsciously we make choices that affect the outcome of events while at the same time following a personalized routine or carrying on with everyday life. In 1994, cognitive scientist and philosopher, David Chalmers, published a paper explaining why consciousness is such a complicated concept. Continue reading