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A Scientific Rationale for Consciousness

Pr. Marc Henry,* Université de Strasbourg, France

Jean-Pierre Gerbaulet, N-LIGHT Endowment Fund, France  

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Accepted: 2019-07-01 | Published Online: 2019-07-09 | DOI: 10.13128/Substantia-508  


Consciousness is a concept that can be easily experimented but not easily defined. We show that the same observation applies to information, entropy and even energy. The best we can do is thus to generate and present “identity-cards” of these notions by listing their observable attributes with the help of mathematics, logics, information theory and thermodynamics. From a top-down approach starting from a view of reality based on a universal information field, emerges a ternary logical structure of consciousness that further generates, through meaning, a dualistic space-time continuum populated with an infinite number of  “things”. The validity of our logical structure is backed by quotations from topmost scientists and by various mappings such as famous previous models used in philosophy and science. Implications in neurosciences are also briefly discussed.

Hydrogen-like quantum Hamiltonians & Einstein separability in the case of charged radical molecules.

Han Geurdes, GDS kvk64522202 CvdLinstraat 164 2593NN Den Haag, Netherlands

Accepted: 2019-07-09 | Published Online: 2019-07-10 | DOI: 10.13128/Substantia-198


In the history of the debate about the completeness of quantum theory, Schrödinger and Einstein exchanged letters concerning the fact that, according to Schrödinger, quantized classical mechanics in the form of the
Schrödinger equation cannot be Einstein separable. In the present paper the question is raised if, next to wave-particle duality and quantum tunneling, a Schrödinger wave function can transform itself such that it no longer "feels" the (non-relativistic instantaneous and omnipresent) Coulomb attraction of opposite charges. Looking at the separability debate between Einstein and Schrödinger this appears to be a, strange but, meaningful question. Should such transformation be possible then we can conclude that the particles described by a Schrodinger equation would be Coulomb separable. This is contrary to what Schrödinger said. Translating the mathematics to chemistry, we will look at a mesoscopic inter-molecular description of the behavior of charged radical molecules. Firstly, given a restricted experimental geometry set-up such as described in the paper. Secondly, given that the intra-molecular wave function of a charged radical molecule does not prevent
the mescoscopic inter-molecular wave function to be described in the present paper. Then it is found that a transformation of mesoscopic inter-molecular wave functions is possible that entails a kind of "immunization" for Coulomb interaction. The author acknowledges that immunization is a medical term. He has not a better term at this moment. In the appendix of the present paper, an experiment is proposed where micelle based molecules are turned into opposite charged radical molecules and are separated in the special geometry of the experiment. The generation of the opposite charged radicals can be performed with light. The method is borrowed from spin-chemistry. The separation is with "dipole radiation". The method is borrowed from Positronium separation. After the mathematical proof, we ask the question what kind of chemical transformation is possible to mimic the mathematical transformation of the wave function provided here in the paper. The theory given here is that the Coulomb immunity can be approximated through the geometry of the oligomerization of charged radical molecules.