A Theoretical Limit to Physicalism: A Non-Technical Explanation of the Gemini Theorem

Por • 1 may, 2018 • Sección: Ambiente

Catherine M Reason

Abstract: The Gemini theorem asserts that, given certain reasonable assumptions, no physical system can be certainly aware of its own existence. The theorem can be proved algorithmically, but the proof of this theorem is somewhat obscure, and there exists very little literature on it. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief non-technical summary of the theorem and its proof, with a view to stimulating critical discussion of the proof and its implications. Since the theorem implies that a violation of the conservation of energy will take place within the brains of conscious human beings, it has obvious implications for any physical theory.

arXiv:1804.08713v1 [q-bio.NC]

Neurons and Cognition (q-bio.NC); History and Philosophy of Physics (physics.hist-ph)

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