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In 1970, Robert White and his team successfully transferred the head of a rhesus monkey to the headless body of another monkey...
... If a head transplant provides evidences that all living organisms are conscious, then the brain/body is not the source of consciousness
Consciousness ... exists through all living entities including unicellular and multicellular organisms ...
You've mentioned you are keen on legalisation of marijuana. Psychotropic drugs can create the "oneness" illusion : giving users the impression they are "one" with everything , even inanimate objects , causing the user to believe the objects have the qualities of the drug user, (like consciousness), which the things do not actually have. This may be the origin of your unsubstantiated assertions that consciousness exists in my lawn and in any dog-turds thereupon.
... all living organisms (not dog turds) are conscious entities.
... I believe Marijuana can expand one consciousness.
If the living thing does not have a mechanism where which it can create a model of the world around it, (like a brain) , then it cannot have consciousness.
Consciousness is not an illusion; it exists through all living entities including unicellular and multicellular organisms.
What definition of "consciousness" are you using, because it can't be the conventional one?
Quote from: Bored chemist on 14/12/2015 21:59:10What definition of "consciousness" are you using, because it can't be the conventional one?The Vedāntic view."On the other hand, the Vedāntic view states that the origin of everything material and nonmaterial is sentient and absolute (unconditioned). Thus, sentient life is primitive and reproductive of itself – omne vivum ex vivo – life comes from life. This is the scientifically verified law of experience. Life is essentially cognitive and conscious."www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19420889.2015.1085138
So, it's theology, rather than science.
I believe that psychedelics do offer much insight into the nature of consciousness.However, the interesting information is not so much what believed by the person hallucinating. Rather, the profound effects psychedelics have on the mind are a strong indication of the material nature of our minds--psychedelics offer us a way to interrogate the mind in ways impossible by other means.