Klee Irwin, Director of Quantum Gravity Research, wrote a paper about a new approach to the “Hard Problem of Consciousness,” a term coined by David Chalmers, who wrote, “It is undeniable that some organisms are subjects of experience. But the question of how it is that these systems are subjects of experience is perplexing.

Why is it that when our cognitive systems engage in visual and auditory information-processing, we have visual or auditory experience: the quality of deep blue, the sensation of middle C? How can we explain why there is something it is like to entertain a mental image, or to experience an emotion? It is widely agreed that experience arises from a physical basis, but we have no good explanation of why and how it so arises. Why should physical processing give rise to a rich inner life at all? It seems objectively unreasonable that it should, and yet it does.”

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