244. Asking A Theoretical Physicist About The Physics Of Consciousness | Roger Penrose & Jordan Peterson


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Dr. Peterson recently traveled to the UK for a series of lectures at the highly esteemed Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This conversation was recorded during that period with Sir Roger Penrose, a British mathematical physicist who was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for “discovering that black hole formation is a robust predictor of Einstein’s general relativity.” Moderated by Dr. Stephen Blackwood.




[0:00] Intro

[1:00] Is Consciousness Computational?

[3:20] Turing Machines

[6:30] Determinism & the Arrow of Time

[12:15] Consciousness & Reductionism

[17:30] Emergent Randomness & Evolution

[23:00] The Tiling Problem, Computation, & AI

[29:30] Escher, Brains, Bach

[39:00] Pattern Recognition & Intuition

[45:30] Mathematical Representations & the Physical World

[54:00] Collapsing Schrodinger’s Equation

[1:00:00] Consciousness-Independent Reality

[1:07:00] Black Holes & Time Horizons

[1:15:00] Einstein’s Biggest Mistake

[1:27:00] Meaning & Consciousness

[1:39:00] Hawking Spots: Potential

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