The question of consciousnes has beenaround for some 2000 years. That's wholly dependent on the subject. AFAIK, quantum mechanics is not well understood either, let alone having practical application. I agree it is the first time trying to apply quantum mechanics on a biological brain function. This is NEW! And ORCH OR is sufficiently understood to rule out the entire hypothesis based on a few tests? As I said before, I'd hate to throw out the baby with the bathwater. It is very easy to make sweeping claims that "consciousness is an emergent phenomon from neural activity". That is an untestable proposition and completely useless. At least HP offer a testable concept, once we figure out what and how to test this new science. p.s. Is QM testable? Dave Morgan, PhD in theoretical physics from William and Mary. Answered Aug 11 https://www.quora.com/Which-interpretation-of-quantum-mechanics-is-the-most-plausible Let's throw out QM?