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how can something as immaterial as consciousness arise from something as unconscious as matter? ?

how does basically fat and meat of brains give rise the the complexity of consciuosness not only of humans but animals as well? and why have a consciousness at all? why arent we all just predetermined consciuosless physical matter?

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  1. How can something so small that you have to use a powerful instrument like a microscope to even see it cause so much influence in something so much larger than itself?
    — A virus to a human being
    It’s not the mass of something that matters. It is its function, or functionality.
    How about going further…..how about something that has no mass at all…..an idea……or a human characteristic; greed, selfishness. Those do enormous damage.

  2. I see that you are into metaphysics. Your question, in my very limited understanding, is one of those cools topics. Your question may be categorized by the statement “consciousness is epiphenomenal” .
    I have a wild idea that consciousness gives rise to the body…not the other way around. It makes more sense to me. This implies that consciousness and body are two separate things. Reality is just our perception of what conciseness is telling us. Our reality could be wrong, or not complete. It is stated nicely in a line from The Matrix…”…Maybe what i think tasty wheat tasted like is oatmeal or tuna fish”. All this is saying is that reality may not be what it seems because our brains are primitive compared to consciousness. Our brains may not be evolved enough to understand what it tells us. That is probably why we have dreams about weird stuff, we are at the whim of our primitive brains trying to grasp the beauty of what the all seeing consciousness is showing us. I shouldn’t say “all seeing” but it sees more than our intellect could handle.

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