posted on Oct, 13 2021 @ 11:38 PM
a reply to: gosseyn
Ah, the hard problem of consciousness. We have found that some animals and mammals may possess consciousness too, like dolphins and monkeys. I recall
one situation where a monkey was taught to draw, and as the monkey started to draw more, it became apparent that he may possess some form of
consciousness. And humans, we seem to develop our consciousness around the age of 2, as babies don't seem to be born with consciousness (or at least
lack the ability to access it).
But how or why we have consciousness, it's still a mystery. I don't believe evolution sufficiently explains how non-conscious life can develop
consciousness, just as I don't believe evolution sufficiently explains how non-living elements randomly formed into life. We can make observations
about the way things are with our physicalist perspective, but we are limited in understanding how and why these things happen.
OP, I like your suggestion that matter is not the fundamental substance in this universe. We need to go outside of our physicalist box in order to
tackle the puzzle of consciousness. But then another problem arises; we go into the realm of speculation which isn't bound by facts and observations.
So the truth is out there somewhere, and it is likely beyond the understanding of a physicalist perspective. So I have come to accept that this is
something we won't find the answer to through science.