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Jeremy Sherman: "Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves" | Talks at Google

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Researcher Jeremy Sherman poses a huge question still unanswered despite all we've discovered in the physical and life/social sciences: what accounts for the difference between matter and mattering, cause-and-effect chemistry and means-to-ends life?
Sherman distills his book Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves, proposing a new solution – organisms prevent their own degeneration. He shows how this prevention could emerge from anything-goes chemistry at the origins of life and suggests implications for computer science.
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