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Can consciousness exist without matter?

Physics has confirmed quantum non-local communication, meaning a message can travel over long distances (thousands of miles) between two atoms faster than the speed of light.
Katlyn Jones – Exactly. This would mean the mind is not in the brain but rather filtered through the brain.


  1. Physically speaking (basically in reality): No.
    This is because for our consciousness to fully acknowledge its own existence, pathways in some central nervous system of an organism must exist, hence forth the travelling of even wave signals to the brain signalling decision making are electrical- which of course is matter.

  2. If consciousness is made up of matter, then no. But if not, then yes. But where would consciousness exsist if there wasn’t any matter?

  3. I say no….but not for the obvious reasons. I think our consciousness is dependent on an interaction and interpretation of our world; matter. What purpose would it have without that? One thing creates the need for the other. Our universe….with regards to John Wheeler…is determined by observation; we create it constantly by engaging our consciousness, so to speak.

  4. it never made any sense to me that an obviously non material thing like consciousness would rely on anything material for it’s existence.
    love and blessings don

  5. Aside from the fact that consciousness is contained in an empirical, biological entity, it is also the recognition that things exist of which one is conscious.
    I do not see where the speed of quantum physics has anything to do with consciousness. Even if consciousness can travel faster than the speed of light, it doesn’t change the nature of the beast.
    “A consciousness conscious of nothing but itself is a contradiction in terms [which means matter exists as that of which one is conscious]: before it could identify itself as consciousness, it had to be conscious of something. If that which you claim to perceive does not exist [i.e., if consciousness exists without matter], what you possess is not consciousness.” http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/consciousness.html

  6. Does the projection which results from an electron gun creating an image on your television screen serve as an analogy? What if the electrons were counted as energy only? Can the projection exist without the mechanism of the television? The electronic chips, transformers, transistors, and so on? I suppose not, but what if consciousness is not created by the brain, but only modified by the brain? Then it could be conceived that there is only one consciousness. Just as there are millions of TV sets which can receive an identical signal. Each individual TV provides a quality picture according to the quality of its hardware.


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