About us

Integrating consciousness into science & philosophy

The SPi aims to integrate the studies of consciousness, matter, life and the universe within a science-consistent philosophical model. We want to offer a comprehensive explanation of our existence, and we draw many insights from the Vedanta school of philosophy. Our model resolves many current quandaries and incongruities within both science and philosophy, by postulating that consciousness is an irreducible feature of the primary state of reality. Although not a revolutionary idea in itself, the model offers details into a mechanism by which non-physical consciousness interacts with our brains and the world. And, it offers clear justification and empirical evidence to support such a hypothesis.

We do not question reputable scientific data and evidence. But, we do query the poor logic and interpretation that is often given to such evidence in the name of science. Instead, our model applies sound logic to accepted scientific data to build its thesis. It demonstrates its ability to be consistent with empirical evidence across many fields of study. It reveals new insights into anomalous phenomena, suggests predictions for further study and experimentation; and offers incredible scope for utility in physics, biology, neuroscience, psychology etc.

Although the core postulation involving consciousness is beyond the scientific method (as all theories of consciousness necessarily are), the model that is produced from the postulation is both philosophically sound and science-consistent.

And, perhaps just as importantly, it provides society with a model of reality and our existence that supports our innate sense of self, free will, and the intuitive values we place on higher human qualities such as compassion, love and purpose.

The answers to these questions are not beyond our reach. Indeed, open discussion & analysis of them may open new approaches, new techniques, new solutions – perhaps, even, new science. The S-Pi welcomes open research, study and debate on these matters.

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MEET THE TEAM

Current members of SPi

Akhandadhi
Akhandadhi
President of SPi
President of SPi, philosopher, writer & broadcaster. Currently in the Brecon Beacons
Dwigmani
Dwigmani
MPhil (Biochemistry)
Molecular protein scientist. Currently in Cardiff
Jasmine
Jasmine
Cancer Biologist
Research into the molecular basis of cancer cell drug resistance.
Kunal
Kunal
PhD (Astrophysics)
Studies explosive phenomena occurring around black holes and other weird things. Currently Caltech, California.
Pradyumna
Pradyumna
PhD (Cognitive Neuroscience)
Research into how decision-making processes occur in the brain. Currently at the University College of London
Ryan
Ryan
PhD (Molecular Biology)
Studies speciation & ontogeny, and the role of psychological drivers in life and development
Tamra
Tamra
Philosopher of consciousness
Presents the concept of consciousness so that you’ll just ‘get it’
Vaishnava
Vaishnava
PhD (Astrophysics)
Mapping gravitational waves. Currently at the University of Cardiff
Yamini
Yamini
PhD (BiophysicsAstrobiology)
Studies microbes in extreme environments. Currently at Caltech, California
You?
You?
Postgraduate or Undergraduate
In any field of pure or applied science, maths & engineering. Or you are just interested and would like to be involved
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