How do atheists explain our self-consciousness? Stardust evolved into the human mind? Isn't that absurd?
Self-awareness and SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS (an acute form of the former) I should say.
I find a magic man breathing into dirt to make a human more absurd than the laws of physics, thanks.
'How do atheists explain our self-consciousness?'
--Why does self-consciousness/awareness need a deity to be it's origin?
'Stardust evolved into the human mind, isn't that absurd?'
--Given a chronologically accurate time scale, no it's not.
you know how your computer processor churns out info yet it's only a grouping of electrical conductors (essentially)? yet, when you add more and more of those little bits of metal, your computer gets smarter. same principal.
About as absurd as humans coming from dust.
A magic wizard who lives in the sky did it.
Less absurd than sentient dirt and a thinking rib.
human mind is made up of star dusts. yes. Why is that absurd?
You're lack of knowledge is the only thing that is absurd.
Self-consciousness is the direct result of a brain evolving the the degree that it has in many species. Do you believe that only humans are self-conscious? Do you have any evidence to support this, or is it just what your religious seniors taught you?
Since the subject-object relationship between a consciousness and what it is conscious off requires the primacy of existence, no, it isn't absurd at all if you understand what you're talking about. By all current evidence, the mind is simply an emergent product of the brain. The brain is what evolved.
What is absurd is proposing a disembodied consciousness (a "god") with an inverted subject-object relationship.
What's absurd is that millions of people believe some supreme being magically wished us into existence.
Through evolution creatures eventually developed advanced brains and became self-aware.
Chris... given that nobody, not even the most brilliant scientists, actually knows what consciousness is, or how it works, and that you know considerably less than the most brilliant scientists (or a fairly well-informed iguana, for that matter) I really donÂ´t think you should wave big words like `absurdÂ´ around in this case.