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Insights into Consciousness
Questions About Evolution
Decoding Ancient Cosmologies


Insights into Consciousness

SIMULATED WORLDS Produced by Richard L. Thompson, 45 minutes
   When computers appeared, some scientists predicted it would soon be possible to simulate the human mind. Decades passed with little progress. Now a new approach has begun. Scientists are experimenting with projecting the consciousness of subjects into robot bodies moving within computer-simulated worlds. The senses of human subjects are linked to a computer, using video monitors and joint movement sensors. This enables the subjects to experience themselves to be seeing and moving within a three-dimensional computer-generated world. The movie The Matrix has popularized this idea. This video reviews some examples of simulated worlds technology. It also explores parallels between the situation of the subject in the simulated world and that of the conditioned self described in Vedic Sankhya philosophy. This video is for general audiences. 

MIND AND BRAIN   Produced by Richard L. Thompson, 30 minutes
   The relationship between the conscious self and the physical brain has proven puzzling to scientists and philosophers. Mind and Brain explores this relationship, starting with the modern theories and dreams of artificial intelligence researchers. Some AI exponents believe that sophisticated computers can be conscious just as human beings are. Parallel processors simulating neural networks are believed by many to be able to duplicate all human cognitive abilities. However, here we see that consciousness involves more than just extremely complex behavior, whether that of a brain or that of a computer. Philosophical arguments and empirical evidence are introduced indicating that the conscious self is distinct from the physical body. This video is intended for college classroom presentations.



Questions about Evolution  

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE,PART I   Produced by Richard Thompson, 30 Minutes
   This video sheds new light on the modern theory of human evolution by presenting several examples of suppression and misrepresentation of evidence in the fields of archeology and paleoanthropology. It shows how the present theory, considered by many to be factual, has been developed and maintained by ignoring and discrediting evidence of equal or better quality that is against it. The anomalous evidence presented is a small fraction of the total gathered. All the evidence is described in the book Forbidden Archeology, available at This video is for general audiences.

MODELS OF NATURAL SELECTION   Produced by Richard Thompson, 30 Minutes
   The neo-Darwinian theory of evolution is based on the assumption that all existing organisms are connected to one another by closely spaced chains of viable intermediate forms. Unfortunately, this assumption is seldom subjected to careful scientific scrutiny. This video shows the need for clearly defined models in the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. It shows that required intermediate forms fail to exist for certain key models, and it discloses the inadequacy of the theory in general. The video is based on a lecture delivered at a scientific conference on evolution in Budapest. It is aimed at scientifically oriented audiences.



MYSTERIES OF THE SACRED UNIVERSE   Produced by Richard Thompson, 49 Minutes
The Mysteries of the Sacred Universe video shows that the cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana is a sophisticated system, with multiple levels of meaning that encode at least four different astronomical, geographical, and spiritual world models. It is illustrated with computer graphics animations and diagrams which make the subject matter come alive.

MYSTERIOUS ORBITS   Produced by Richard Thompson, 25 Minutes
Mysterious Orbits shows, with stunning computer graphics, how the islands and oceans of the Bhagavata Purana's Bhu-mandala correspond to the inner and outer boundaries of orbits of the planets as seen from the earth.

Both videos give evidence of advanced astronomy in India many hundreds and even thousands of years ago.

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