15 Jan Totem 19
Freeman Dyson, Theoretical Physicist and Mathematician (Frankberry, 2008, p. 372):
“It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every electron.”
Mind from matter. In a quantum-mechanical sense, an electron is not perfectly located in space and time. Even worse, what an electron specifically is cannot be definitively described. If sentience comes from matter (‘inherent in every electron’), does it seem reasonable to say that it would not be strictly bound to local physicality? Moreover, the mind may be primary and fundamental, extending beyond ideas of matter/energy and time/space.
Another quote from Dyson:
“I think our consciousness is not just a passive epiphenomenon carried along by the chemical events in our brains but is an active agent forcing the molecular complexes to make choices between one quantum state and another.”