RE: virus: Together or Not

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 22 Nov 1997 09:06:25 -0000

> From: Wade T.Smith[]
> The whole idea that we are in any way even _necessary_ to the universe
> is
> a bungling ego trip from the start, much less of any importance.
We are necessary in the sense that without us,
this would not be the same universe. So if we
want to understand reality -- instead of some
imaginary place in which we don't exist -- we
have to take ourselves into account.

> Now, there are newage physicists (or those who pass for them) who
> contend
> that consciousness itself is somehow a necessary component of quantum
> level reality.
> Are they too drawing mantras in the sand?
Some people feel consciousness must be explained
at the quantum level. I'm not one of them, but to call
them "newage physicists" merely betrays your
ignorance -- some of them are highly respected and
respectable -- Roger Penrose, Stephen Hawking's
erstwhile collaborator, to name but one.

So how would you set about explaining
consciousness, Wade?