On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things

The distinction between nature-with-a-small-n and Nature-with-a-capital-N is confined mostly to literary theory and eco-criticism, where capital N represents the Naturalization of phenomena, while small n maintains its rightful place beneath and beyond our human categories as a thing-in-itself, or at least the thing itself: the strange in the familiar and the familiar in the strange.

Consciousness and the Measurement Problem, part. 1

Meaning is a state of consciousness and consciousness is what gives life and thus matter=energy (the stuff that keeps us alive), meaning. There is no upper limit to how much consciousness a physical system can have, or the number of entangled particles within that system (limited only by the number of particles). Therefore it is conceivable that the entire universe is entangled in a conscious system “only the inanimate universe and living bodies are observers” (Kastrup 109:2019).