posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 08:52 PM
Originally posted by Ralphy
I wanted to get your opinions on matter being self aware or not.
Many believe that a big bang happened and from there matter slowly evolved into planets and eventually cells came to be. Now during the time of the
big bang it is safe to say there was no one(person) to witness it, so if matter existed and no one was around to see it, did matter have to be self
aware to exist?
If matter is self aware does it have consciousness? If matter isn't self aware then how does matter exist outside of consciousness or at a time when
no one(person) is around to see that it indeed does/did exist?
I think I'm trying to ask opinions on how does matter exist without anyone to see it if it isn't self aware?
edit on 15-7-2012 by Ralphy
There's a quandary. You are asking for an answer to the question of infinity-of a finite mind. I think that chr0naut's post above makes some excellent
Matter in its basic form does not have a consciousness. But certain forms of matter combined into complex compounds may indeed have various forms of
intelligence and awareness.
Our human consciousness might be considered a matrix of extremely refined matter (sub-particles) combined with unknown forms of energy, light,
electromagnetism and so forth creating a medium capable of thought, awareness, identity - that is self contained. Hence the human mind (spirit?) in a
body of flesh.
As for the big bang, there was most certainly matter in the universe prior to the bang. The big bang resulted in the organization of matter, from
which everything sprang. The universe now is a self replicating organism in which matter and energy combine, dissipate and recombine, moving from one
form to another.
Whether this applies to our consciousness when the body dies is another matter. Scientology and Buddhism teaches that the human consciousness came
from and returns to a collective cosmic consciousness. In the Abrahamic religions, it is taught that individual consciousness is contained in an
ethereal body (the spirit) and is sent to a spirit world that is structured by a supreme being (God). The Mormons believe that 'God commanded the
intelligences to organize', paraphrasing a passage from their doctrinal book, Doctrine & Covenants. Here the expression - 'intelligences', refers to
how matter obeys God. Something I would seriously doubt if it means that individual sub-particles are smart enough to believe in a creator..
As far as matter existing or organizing without doing so on its own volition, all forms of matter, gas and so forth have opposing or interlocking
properties that produce attractions and reactions. So, they don't require intelligence to do anything. They do things by the very nature of their
properties and the changing conditions of the environment.
edit on 15-7-2012 by g2v12 because: grammer