I’d be more impressed with this argument if modern physics wasn’t frequently incompatible with itself<g>. I checked out Hossenfelder and she starts by equating consciousness with thinking. I’m not deep into the panpyschists but I don’t think they’re claiming everything thinks. It’s pretty easy to divorce awareness from thinking (or sensing, or feeling.) Nor do I believe they’re claiming we’re conscious because we’re composed of conscious subatomic particles. Loved your article and agree with most all of it. Will check out your dialog with Goff.

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