Originally posted by Chonx
Is consciousness a result of biology or does it exist separately?
Here's the quick answer, which is irrefutable by theists and atheists alike — that is, nobody can successfully argue it.
The answer: The entire Universe is conscious, including you. Therefore, consciousness exists both internally and externally
The proof? Easy.
are a "product" of the Universe. Everything about you is a product
of the Universe — the atoms that make up the molecules that
make up your fiendishly sophisticated biology were once nothing more than subatomic particles forged into atoms at the moment of Creation (the Big
or whatever you want to call it).
Your atoms have been recycled in clouds of nascent gases and dust between stars, in the cores of stars themselves, and right here on the planet Earth
. Your atoms have probably comprised many
life forms over the ages. Your molecules have been recycled in everything
from simple microorganisms to plant life to apex predators.
This is all irrefutable by Science. It cannot be argued by Religion, either.
You are a PRODUCT of the Universe
. Everything about you, including your CONSCIOUSNESS
, is no more and no less a product of natural
that made the Universe what it is.
What you are
is what the Universe IS
Therefore... The Universe is at least
are. If you accept that there are other, more advanced life forms in
the Universe, then the Universe is at least
as conscious as THEY
The Universe is capable of Consciousness
, therefore, the Universe IS
Of course, you can take that a step further and say that the Universe has a sense of humor
, and you'd be correct
. You could say the
Universe is Sophisticated
, and you'd still
Because all of these peculiarities are PRODUCTS
of the Universe. We are no more and no less the products
of this Universe, and there is
nothing within us that isn't also OUT THERE
So... Wonder no more. You share everything
in common with the Universe around you. Consciousness is both within you
and outside of
— Doc Velocity