18 Jun 2014
Remember the Amazing Randi’s $1 million challenge to prove the paranormal? Deepak Chopra challenges the skeptics.
Of course, it is most unlikely that anyone could win such a challenge, irrespective of evidence, because Randi’s career and fan base depends on finding reasons why it isn’t true. One can find a reason to doubt anything, or else change the definitions. Or start asking what the meaning of “is” is. But so?
At any rate, Deepak Chopra, sympathetic to the existence of the paranormal, offers a $1 million dollar challenge to Randi:
Please explain the so-called ‘normal’: how does electricity going to the brain become the experience of a three-dimensional world of space and time. If you can explain that, then you get a million dollars from me. Explain and solve the hard problem of consciousness in a peer-reviewed journal; offer a theory that is falsifiable—and you get the prize.”
Prediction: All present “explanations” of the hard problem of consciousness will amount to nonsense.
See also “Consciousness: Where even the easy problems are hard”
and “Hard problem of consciousness not so hard?” (wishful thinking)