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Originally posted by DAZ21
Magic and science are two sides of the same coin. Magic is just science of the unknown.
The question is, where did consciousness come from?
Was it a magical act of God, a miracle, that brought it about? Or was it a gift given through an advanced technology, not of our own?
Either way i refuse to believe that evolution gave us consciousness. Do animals have one? Do they need it to survive? If not then why, what is the purpose of ours?
Where do you believe our consciousness came from and what is the purpose of one?
Originally posted by Astyanax
Before asking yourself where consciousness comes from, try proving that it even exists. To do that, you will have to define what consciousness is.
Are you suggesting the human being is a mere "thing" without the distinct qualia of personal experience?
What is it? Well to be sterile - technically consciousness consists of a combination of senses, electrical codes, chemical emotions. And I believe it is shaped by environment and events and as mentioned, a coding - genetical hard-wired reactions to certain factors. Our consciousness is like the operator watching out of a window and referring to a machine inside (subconscious) and basing the next reactions on available data.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Everything was made by consciousness for consciousness.
Materialist monism (matter alone is primary and consciousness just an epiphenomenon of matter) is dead in the water.
The implications of this however, in terms of the true nature of the choosing self, is astounding.
Where it came from however, is hard to say. I think it came from an impetus or catalyst, to love, and thus emerged from the vesica pisces of sacred geometry, as the desire of God, to know himself.
"I was with you from before the very foundation of the world."
Originally posted by SOILDERSUNITEDFORCHRIST
reply to post by NorEaster
every thing is explained in this holy book there's no need for anything else,why do you hate what you don't understand. science is just catching up to the least information of the bible.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by vjr1113
No, well first I'm not a monkey and neither are you - I've just done more research, that's all, and yours' is not the only possibility which is entirely congruent with science. You presume to already know something, as a fact, but it isn't neccessaily the last word. In fact, there is more evidence to show that we live in an instantaneous, transluminal, non-localized, holographic, interdependant universe, in which case the very notion of your consciousness, as contained in and constrained by, the grey matter inside your scull, as a representation of the totality of "you" as a mere "thing" is, by some standards, is an utterly absurd proposition.
edit on 28-9-2011 by NewAgeMan because: edit
Originally posted by vjr1113
reply to post by NewAgeMan
look whos presuming lol
i got my stuff from proven science. im not just spewing out words. you die, your brain dies. how are you suppose to think if your brain isn't working?