World Science Organization Debate on Consciousness Posted on June 16, 2017 by sally rice Heated Debate on the Nature of Consciousness sponsored by the World Science Festival. This panel discussion entitled ‘The Whispering MInd: The Enduring Conundrum of Consciousness’, is gutsy – almost uncomfortable to watch – because of the animals in the debate cage: Colin McGinn, philosopher; Nicholas Schiff, neurologist; Melanie Boly, neurologist; Christof Koch, neuroscientist. Top experts in their field, their visions and sarcasm collide in this riveting intellectual discussion turned heated debate. “I don’t want to go on in this attacking mode,” said MaGinn during the ‘conversation’ that also raised hairs as the experts debated dualism vs reductive materialism. You don’t want to miss this one. It’s a gem.