I have no idea if or when a consensus will emerge. But it is one of the compelling scientific problems of our time, and one that demands continuing inquiry. Crick put it eloquently in the last sentence of “The Astonishing Hypothesis,” a quarter century ago: “We must hammer away until we have forged a clear and valid picture not only of this vast universe in which we live but also of our very selves.”
I suspected and after reading the review on hoffmans book see once again the case made, as in in ancient Greece, that our perceptions/senses are not accurate or can be trusted.
I see this as very wrong. GOD really did give us a glorious way of seeing the world. our perceptions are accurate. WE REALLY DO see the world as it is.
instead we only need practice reductionist theory to explain the details.
We are not looking at the outside yet we are looking at the outside by way of a recording. Our senses SIMPLY put the data STRAIGHT, no middleman, into our memories.
then we SIMPLY read the memory. its also stored for later recall or dreams.
if we are not getting accurate data its only because of a minor editting operation.
like in optical illusions or watching cartoons or magic and many other things.
Instead of inventing mussy things going on in our heads reductionist theory should force us to take what we know our senses do use, memory as our recall and dreams prove, and simply say seneses simply input upon the memory once entering the skull. There is no middleman and this allows just a soul and a ind(memory) as the bible consistently says about how we work.