Philosopher of science, Ervin Laszlo joined us on Tuesday, January 13th to discuss what the human consciousness is and is not.
Who is Ervin Laszlo
Ervin is a Philosopher, but he isn’t interested in the technical parts as much as he is on gaining knowledge about reality including humanity.
If we have limited or no knowledge on certain things, this is what Ervin is really interesting in exploring.
Survival of Consciousness
Ervin Laszlo set out to discover whether the human consciousness is directly linked to the brain, or if it’s a separate mechanism that the realm of scientific thought has failed to grasp the true concept of.
Are we merely the sum of electrical neurons and their connected paths — or something vastly more superior?
Do we survive death with our personalities intact, and if so, can science prove it?
Ervin Laszlo Interview
Bob Bain: From Nashville, Tennessee and broadcasting throughout the world, you have now crossed over to — The Farside. On Today’s edition we will explore the human consciousness; it starts and ends with the following question: Does our consciousness — mind, soul, or spirit — end with the death of our body?
Joining us from Italy, our guest is Ervin Lazlo. Ervin is an esteemed philosopher of science.
Without further ado — Ervin, welcome to The Farside.
Ervin Laszlo: Ok, Bob. Thank you, it’s good to be with you.
Bob Bain: It’s great to have you here with us. Your latest book, “The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain” was a fascinating read. Would you give us an overview of who you are, and what led you into researching the outskirts of science — including the survival of consciousness outside the brain?
Ervin: Well Bob, you know I’m supposed to be a philosopher but I am really a kind of philosopher who is interested not in the technical parts — but is interested in knowing something about what what we can believe is reality, is the world, including ourselves. So I look at things that I don’t really know.
I’m interested in things I don’t know, and if it’s something that is not very well known or not really known in today’s world then I’m really interested in it. This idea of what is the nature of reality is one thing that they’re beginning to get a good grasp on but the idea of what is consciousness and whether consciousness persists within the brain or also beyond the brain — that is something that is now coming up more and more in serious research and into the public eye everywhere.