Mike Heffner

  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Our anxious past in the forum Science 1 year, 6 months ago

    @mike – “You have brought a lower level to a higher level of awareness.

    – I feel this idea is confused, because you haven’t said what defines one level as being different from another.  “Lower” or “higher” in what way?

    meditation might answer this question also…look up “loving kindness meditation”

    – I think this is definitely the key, and “l…[Read more]

  • Simon Paynton replied to the topic Our anxious past in the forum Science 1 year, 6 months ago

    @mike – “1. In this regard a fly changing its direction is a level of consciousness, and a nematode moving toward the light is also a level, but just at a lower level.
    2. That allows you to think of all organisms, even bacteria, as conscious to some degree.

    – I think it’s better to talk of “information processing” rather than consciousness.  A…[Read more]