Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory - ScienceDirect This paper is really technical and I'll have to look at some other time, but this is something I've been waiting to hear for several years. When they did the first experiments and confirmed the existence of quantum mechanic in the brain they couldn't necessarily pin down the source of consciousness as being quantum mechanical, just that quantum mechanics were involved some memories and some brain waves. Apparently, they've now confirmed that consciousness itself originates in quantum interaction in the brain. While I was expecting this, the revelation just blew me away because this provides an easy way to prove that 42 actually is as good an explanation as any other. Although I work on these nonstop, I still don't have this one worked out exactly, because it requires reformulating Shannon Entropy and thermodynamics as expressing energy and information as indivisible and, sometimes, indistinguishable. Boyle's Law and Mach's Conjecture fit in there somehow, and this is basically the theory of everything that says everything is the way it is because, otherwise, we would not be debating the issue. Well, I thought I'd throw this out there for anyone who cares or wants to bend their noodle.