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Consciousness & the Thermodynamics of Life

James P. Kowall, Pradeep B. Deshpande


An argument based on the holographic principle and the nature of dark energy discusses the possible connection between consciousness and the thermodynamics of life. The nature of life is discussed in terms of symmetry breaking and the behavior of a biological organism that is far away from thermodynamic equilibrium. Only the holographic principle can address these issues since it tells us the point particle description of the world is at best a thermal average with a limited range of validity. The big mysteries are where does the dark energy come from that gives rise to an observable holographic world animated on and projected from the observer's horizon, and where does the differentiated consciousness of the observer at the central point of view of its world come from when this holographic projection and animation process begins?

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ISSN: 2153-8212