The fundamental premise about the nature of realty that philosophers call realism permeates almost all human belief systems, including religion, science & spirituality.
Looking for external causes to the effects we experience internally requires making an assumption about existence that is also the basis of every religion.
The Hard Problem of Consciousness has become the ultimate arbiter on the nature of reality in the last few decades, but the question itself is far from neutral, and loaded with assumptions and suggestions. The Hard Problem of Consciousness (HPC) was conceived of David Chalmers in 1995, and has become the gold standard for weighing … Continue reading The Hard Problem of Consciousness Is A False Dilemma
Psychedelic research is on the rise, but unfortunately it is largely dominated by scientists working from an entirely unverified assumption.
The scope of scientific endeavor has been restrained by the dogmas of naive realism and materialism, and the study of experience could be the new way forward.