No matter what your conclusions, no matter what steps are being taken, I always appreciate seeing headlines like this.
Any effort, any interest in a subject, may lead to more understanding. Imagine where we would be if Alexander Fleming just threw out the culture plate in disgust, instead of looking more closely at what was happening.
I am not a scientist, but I have spent years trying to find people who are interested in this subject. I have been experiencing phenomenon in a variety of situations that have made me wonder if the universe is conscious. I am currently working on a memoir about three experiences that occurred over the span of about 15 years. There were other events in between but for a long time I didn’t have language that would help me understand they probably were related. The three events were so profound they are the central focus of the story.
In 2016 I read this by Carl Jung. It has come the closest to describing what I have been experiencing. Here are his words:
I said, “I do not need to believe in God; I know.” Which does not mean: I do know a certain God (Zeus, Jahwe, Allah, the Trinitarian God, etc. ) but rather: I do know that I am obviously confronted with a factor unknown in itself, which I call ‘God.’
It is an apt name given to all overpowering emotions in my own psychical system subduing my conscious will and usurping control over myself. This is the name by which I designate all things which cross my will path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans, and intentions and change the course of my life for better or worse. In accordance with tradition I call the power of fate in this positive as well as negative aspect, and inasmuch as its origin is beyond my control. “god,” a “personal god,” since my fate means very much myself, particularly when it approaches me in the form of conscience as a box Dei, with which I can even converse and argue.
I also follow Bernado Kastrup who writes about philosophy of mind. He has a PhD in computer science. I have watched a number of videos created by the Theosophical Society by Pablo Sender, who has a PhD in Microbiology, I believe. The videos are done in series that build on one another. I don’t believe everything that Sender relays of Blavatsky’s work, because there is no way anyone will ever know some of it, but many of the concepts make sense and align with what I have been experiencing. You might enjoy what they have to share.