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Old 04-14-2016, 07:57 AM
Frylock Frylock is offline
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Originally Posted by Grey View Post
You'd be wrong about String Theory. It's isn't crankish nonsense but it does get a lot of attention despite being just one approach amongst many to get past the standard model and tie the 4 fundamental forces together.

I was thinking of Roger Penrose and his attempts to tie consciousness to to quantum events in the brain. He's deeply respected in theoretical physics and mathematics but his views on consciousness are basically dismissed.
Does he present these ideas successfully in "gated" and peer-reviewed venues? Or is it something he talks about just in his popular works?