In between my Roadside Philosopher meetings I sometimes need my intellectual philosophical discussion fix. lol
There is soul pancake that sometimes has worthy questions, at least, if not always great responses. There is TED talks that has some absolutely amazing ideas along with the get-in-your-face hostility comments.
Even with the most wonderful conjectures and ideas, somebody feels they need to step on it by screaming... "Prove it!"
I often go to Linked In groups to actually share my thoughts. Philosophical associations, TED unofficial and of course my own linked In version of the Roadside Philosophers, which offers me an outlet for my conjectures.
One of the topics I most often feel compelled to respond is on consciousness. Consciousness is not definable by scientists. Most often the scientific community point out only what they can see & measure, which is all scientists can do really, but those with the intuitive feel keep trying to shake them into confessing that there is something more. The discussions get quite hot sometimes falling into name calling. That is usually when I step in and try a balanced "but you're both right sorta" perspective.
Here is one such comment I made that made me think as well. (Sometimes when I write I surprise myself? Maybe I am channeling from another consciousness...WooooOOOOOooooo. lol)
So what is on the Internet is both. We become aware that existence is not just our frame of reference but a layering. Our human-ness is a composite from the base level needs to the musical, artistic calls outward.
The middle ground? ...Well the middle ground is what we have to do. We need to pick where we wish to sit in the layers of the universal mind.