In denying the spiritual in a knee-jerk fashion, modern philosophers and misunderstanding scientists have had to tackle with the entire concept of consciousness.
“Consciousness is a fundamental feature of physical matter; every single particle in existence has an ‘unimaginably simple’ form of consciousness, says Goff. These particles then come together to form more complex forms of consciousness, such as humans’ subjective experiences. This isn’t meant to imply that particles have a coherent worldview or actively think, merely that there’s some inherent subjective experience of consciousness in even the tiniest particle.
“This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue to fail, the ‘panpsychist’ view is increasingly being taken seriously by credible philosophers, neuroscientists, and physicists, including figures such as neuroscientist Christof Koch and physicist Roger Penrose.”
This is neither neuroscience nor physics. This is a modern day version of animism, with explanations more akin to something out of a Hawkwind song!
This animism has already been seen by all the glaciers, rivers, and mountains being attributed feelings and even human rights. Such magical thinking is simply ascribing human traits on everything else in order to not deny human traits because they equally can not accept that all things are just matter and energy.
As Ace of the Ace of Spades HQ noted:
“The Left’s disbelief in God does not free them from superstition — rather, it frees the superstition to infect all other modes of their thought.”
Hat Tip: John Ellis.