posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 02:26 AM
reply to post by joeraynor
Consciousness is not exactly as big of a deal as one may really think it is. Consciousness in the human brain can be measured like a wave of single
moments of conscious bursts much like the legs of a walking millipede creating waves to form movement. I believe humans have around 40 of those
moments every second.
As a child we had the same level of consciousness as we do as adults. Or do we? Actually we probably don't. Conscious levels can vary depending on
one's mental capacity. Levels of consciousness can change throughout the day even. For instance you might be at one moment reading a book totally
unaware of a bug on your arm. An hour later you could be driving and have a high level of consciousness. One moment you might be asleep and the next
you might be conscious that you are conscious, that you are conscious- creating a miniature paradox.
The point is that there is definitely a sliding scale here and there is no real point of where you can measure true consciousness. In fact, given
enough time and variables even a star could have a small moment where particles burst with consciousness.
So really it is just a structure- a web of connection- that creates a being that is capable of calculating abstract math that contrives reasoning and
interpreting, based upon various learned data.