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All There Is to the Mind Is to Have the Right Genes, or, Consciousness as a Form of Genetic Engineering [chapter]

Ajit Narayanan
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Is there a gene or, rather, a set of genes which code for mind and consciousness?  ...  The question of whether there is a consciousness or mind gene can therefore be unpacked in two ways: whether, in principle, (a) there are systematic relationships of some sort between genes on the one  ...  Ajit Narayanan Ajit Narayanan All there is to the mind is to have the right genes, or, consciousness as a form of genetic engineering 9  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45750-x_10 fatcat:ohsye3oaezcv5opnkakkjcqazy

Genetic Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Man: An Existential Inquiry into Being and Rights

Anthony Asekhauno, Wesley Osemwegie
2019 Philosophical Investigations  
Hence there is need to espouse the nature/levels of being, on the one hand, and to adumbrate the nature/types of rights and as related to being as such—which is the imperative of this article.  ...  It argues further that either all beings have rights, or they don't.  ...  However, if AIs do (as GE products) behave and have minds, don't they also have rights and consciences? To address this concern, we need to initially spell out the nature of rights.  ... 
doi:10.22034/jpiut.2019.34081.2350 doaj:bd5301484fe046d8824d93e9c95617c6 fatcat:on6ogghccvcjjmbb5vai656lcq

The Biointelligence Explosion [chapter]

David Pearce
2012 The Frontiers Collection  
The Fate of the Germline Genetic evolution is slow. Progress in artificial intelligence is fast (Kurzweil 2005) .  ...  effects -a novel kind of selection pressure to replace the "blind" genetic roulette of natural selection.  ...  "Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32560-1_11 fatcat:7bpjlkuwcbghlbn6djidac4mda

On Some Essential Requirements for a Fruitful Consciousness Research

Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
2014 Journal of Psychology Research  
Contents to start with, are mind, self, life as life-principle, and information. All are non-local, meaning none of the four is irrevocably localized in space and time.  ...  With the help of mother mind, information comes out form (space, time) and energy.  ...  In absence of the mind or of the brain as a structure, as a process, as a functioning organ, or when one goes beyond the mind (supramental) or the brain (supracortical!)  ... 
doi:10.17265/2159-5542/2014.02.001 fatcat:hla724kq4ffjzg3adlxyqkggim

Cognitive science: from multidisciplinarity to interdisciplinarity

Marina Bogdanova
2017 International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education  
Dennett, characterizing consciousness as a complex phenomenon that cannot be reduced to anatomy or neurophysiology of the brain, but which is formed at the junction created "shimmering" of natural and  ...  DISCUSSION Despite all the achievements of cognitive scientists, among researchers, there have been discussions about whether the cognitive science is a separate research area or consists of a number of  ...  Conflict of interests The author declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.5937/ijcrsee1702145b fatcat:m7hyy3yjvjfifgq32ugp7xveva

Genetic Engineering and Human Mental Ecology: Interlocking Effects and Educational Considerations

Ramsey Affifi
2017 Biosemiotics  
humans are capable and entitled to decide what constitutes an evolutionary improvement for a species, 4) perception that the main source of creativity and problem solving in the biosphere is anthropogenic  ...  The effects are as follows: an increased 1) habituation to the presence of GMOs in the environment, 2) normalization of empirically false assumptions grounding genetic reductionism, 3) acceptance that  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12304-017-9286-7 pmid:28596811 pmcid:PMC5437137 fatcat:2s6ryqkjwfeotnrx7rnzw2go2m

Ethics and Genetic Engineering in Indian Philosophy, and Some Comparisons with Modern Western

Harold Coward
2003 Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies  
Is there a wisdom of evolution that transcends our current grasp and might be disrupted by a genetic engineering which focuses on a very small part of the total evolutionary processes and is so bold as  ...  As there is no God in karma theory, this objection does not have the same force. In Indian thought, there is no absolute beginning. Things have b~en always going on.  ... 
doi:10.7825/2164-6279.1298 fatcat:32opfi44eveahihsvcjf4pvo6q

On the Origin of Sexual Preference

2017 Unified Field Mechanics II: Formulations and Empirical Tests  
Current science is inadequate for describing the complex framework for the origin of sexual preference because science has not had until now either a comprehensive model of living systems or 'consciousness  ...  Initially, because of conceptual similarity, the periodic reversal of the Earth's geomagnetic field by the force of solar wind on the dynamo at the Earth's core is utilized as a metaphor to axiomatically  ...  But there is no 'queer' gene. All intensive searches have failed to find a genetic basis for homosexuality so far. Nevertheless, there was a significant element in Hamer's study.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789813232044_0057 fatcat:o67wpep4j5di5cgjhyz7g2wizu

Meme Pools, World 3, and Averroes's Vision of Immortality

Derek Gatherer
1998 Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science  
into, or even creating, the passive intellect of consciousness.  ...  Dawkins's concept of the meme pool, essentially equivalent to Popper's World 3, is considered as an expression in modern terms for what Averroës knew as the active intellect, an immortal entity feeding  ...  To describe him as an Averroist is scarcely to do him justice. Maimonides was a highly original thinker in his own right and may not even have had access to many of Averroës's works.  ... 
doi:10.1111/0591-2385.00141 fatcat:2dmybm6pj5cqlghkjubc275z5a

Genetic enhancement, TED talks and the sense of wonder

Loredana Filip
2021 Medical Humanities  
In the end, TED talks aim to anticipate or even shape the future. This article argues that we need to pay close attention to how they set out to shape our 'genetic future'.  ...  Science's 2015 Breakthrough of the Year, CRISPR became the focus of ethical debates because of its potential to engineer the human.  ...  The author also thanks PD Dr Karin Hoepker and the other members of the colloquium (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) for their valuable feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1136/medhum-2020-012051 pmid:34083412 fatcat:hcjt7x6pwzd2fcb5zfy6dh7sq4

Introduction to Special Issue "Human Enhancement Technologies and Our Merger with Machines"

Woodrow Barfield, Sayoko Blodgett-Ford
2021 Philosophies  
We are pleased to introduce the authors and papers which form the Special Issue "Human Enhancement Technologies and Our Merger with Machines" [...]  ...  Acknowledgments: The editors gratefully acknowledge the efforts of the contributors to the special edition and the quality of their papers.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/philosophies6010009 fatcat:zdsb42dtmvgmnacuz7didu3ksi

Theory of mind and Darwin's legacy

J. Searle
2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
We do not have an adequate theory of consciousness. Both dualism and materialism are mistaken because they deny consciousness is part of the physical world.  ...  The Darwinian revolution gave us a new form of explanation; two levels were substituted: a causal level, where we specify the mechanism by which the phenotype functions, and a functional level, where we  ...  The answer is that you get a much better genetic result if you mix the genes. If we just reproduced like the amoeba by fission or with incest, we would not get the advantages of mixing the genes.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1301214110 pmid:23754416 pmcid:PMC3690608 fatcat:maf7ia5yxze6tbddjupprj3l44


2012 International Journal of Machine Consciousness  
implications of our findings for consciousness and mind uploading.  ...  The function of the brain is intricately woven into the fabric of time.  ...  Acknowledgments The main technical results summarized in this paper (Sec. 3 and 4) have appeared previously in [Kwon & Choe, 2008; , 2011 Chung et al., 2012] . We would like to thank Timothy A.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s179384301240015x fatcat:bqpscamwebhzxnsx4gptm364bi

The Thinking Man's Cell

Trey Ideker
2009 Cell  
To begin, he gives an excellent and eyeopening account of thermal diffusion as the basis for all of life.  ...  According to the theory of learning known as synaptic plasticity, a synapse is more likely to be reinforced if both the axonal and dendritic sides of the synapse are excited synchronously or in rapid succession  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.08.024 fatcat:bgsileaaindizlla77bfdyjldq

Impact of Sequencing Genomes in Search of Human Consciousness

2022 Annals of Case Reports  
Are there specific genes whose proteins carry instructions to create human consciousness? Is there a master gene, which controls the function of all 24,000 genes in human genome?  ...  Could we create a superior mind? A sound mind is free from all genetic defects. It asks what the fate of humanity on Earth is. What is the purpose of human Life on Earth?  ...  A gene has no conscientiousness; it does not have any control over our mind or operate any higher controlling center. Is Cerebral Cortex or Hippocampus the seat of our consciousness?  ... 
doi:10.29011/2574-7754.100800 fatcat:gqxpctujpnhqhb4mw45xpmpn6q
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