Whether you realize it or not, most of modern society’s thinking is based upon a philosophy known as “materialism”—the notion that physical material, known as “matter,” is fundamental in the universe. In other words, it’s the basis of all reality. Everything is comprised of matter, and everything can be reduced to matter.
Today's special guest, Princeton magna cum laude grad Mark Gober's book, An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life marshals the clear evidence and makes the case that consciousness is the force that precedes matter—and upends the scientific and popular belief that the brain (matter) creates consciousness. Science dismisses any evidence to its contrary position—a position it can’t prove—relegating the “matter-produces-consciousness” argument to nothing more than unfounded belief and faith—just another a form of religion, Gober argues.
Gober has built a nearly unassailable case. Most of all he calls for more research to get to the truth of our consciousness-driven existence unbiased by traditional scientific skepticism.
Mark Gober's worldview was turned upside down in late 2016 when he was exposed to world-changing science. After researching extensively, he now introduces the general public to these cutting-edge ideas in an effort to encourage a much-needed global shift in scientific and existential thinking. Mark is a senior member of Sherpa Technology Group. He previously worked as an investment banking analyst in New York. Mark has been quoted for his opinions on business and technology matters in Bloomberg Businessweek and elsewhere, and he has authored internationally published business articles.