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Why Us: Trespassing on an Anthropic Lawn (Part I)

Graham P. Smetham


Mindful reflections upon a metaphysically misguided materialist advertising campaign: Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything by Amanda Gefter. Gefter, New Scientist book reviews editor, presents a philosophically confused account of current quantum metaphysics because she adheres to an out of date materialist metaphysics and claims that, whilst observers in some way create reality, the process does not involve consciousness.  Her claims are shown to invalid, the various quantum metaphysical perspectives she covers are shown to require consciousness as fundamental.

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