dogbite wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:20 pm
SaidNobody wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:50 am
Besides the fact that it is me saying it? There is no reason.
If you don't have evidence to support your premise, why should we take it seriously?
With 100,000 years of human civilization, if you had asked for evidence for any number of things, I,e., computers, airplanes, water heaters, pumpkin pie, etc, you couldn't have provided it. But, now, we have it.
I can't provide you evidence and won't even try. But I do have ideas worth thinking about.
You are right, we don't understand consciousness. But I think about it a lot.
Imagine that God is all knowing, as scriptures claim. First, imagine footprints in the sand. Whether anyone sees them or not, the marks are there, a powerful record that someone was there. God is the universe. God knows someone walked there because the universe moved and adjusted as the person walked. In a much deeper sense, even small events that happened billions of years left footprints that even were humans can read. Nothing happens that doesn't leave chain of cause and effort for millions of years.
Next, imagine a car speeding up on the freeway. With calculus you can pursue a near infinite number of variables from that event. As gas goes into the engine it leaves the gas tank. As the fuel burns, carbon bonds to the oxygen, which creates a displacement bubble that pushes the normal air away, creating wind, etc, etc. The ripple effects could also go on for millions of years, creating trillions of unique relationships. This is an expression of consciousness. Putting gas in the engine could create acid-rain 20 years later. The reactions only happens because something is aware of other things happening.
If two things can crash into each other, they are, in a sense, conscious of each other. For example, of you direct two radio signals of the same frequency at each other, they cancel each other out. If you turn on antenna 90 degrees they go past each other as if they weren't in the same universe.
Point is, the universe never forgets a process.