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Human Consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, without the brain we certainly would not be aware of anything and when we're dead we're DEAD.
I actually think of it like a thing without a beginning (blah blah paradox), as immutable property of reality - yet requires substance to manifest in various ways - you might say, consciousness even permeates solid rock - but there is no mechanism for consciousness to express itself in that medium.
You seem to be making an argument from incredulity.
We humans know the difference between someone with normal brain activity, someone in a coma, a dead person, etc and the difference in brain activity indicates just how aware and conscious these people are.
Are humans aware? Are chimps aware? Are lobsters aware? On some level the answer is yes to just about any organism and we know that the brain is the source of consciousness because when you damage, alter or switch the brain off entirely the consciousness reacts accordingly.
Well mathematics is a human construct
Yes we can make some writing on the wall that follows the pattern of the universe, but it doesn't necessarily imply that the universe follows "mathematics". I don't know. Enlighten me further, it's a tricky one.
originally posted by: Titen-Sxull
So it sounds arrogantly self-important to assert that not only is this thing we have special but its a point of contact for some New Age sounding idea of God.
Out of Body Experiences are an example of lucid dreaming reinterpreted as reality.