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Spiritually: How the Heel can a pile of rocks have consciousness?

If man is a pile of rocks how can he have consciousness my science professor asked this question, and I don’t know why, it would only lead to more questions, what do you think?


  1. If frogs had wings, they wouldn’t bump their butt on the ground.
    But they don’t and hominids =/= rocks.
    I think your science teacher is a creationist idiot.

  2. Man is not a pile of rocks. Seriously now, did you actually have to be told this? Can you honestly not distinguish between a man and a rock?

  3. Jesus said he could make the rocks cry out.
    Luke 19:40
    And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

  4. Your science professor was trying to help you grasp the deepest enigma of the human brain. Consciousness is the most baffling problem of the mind.
    How can non-conscious matter give rise to consciousness? After all, the brain is made up of matter no more conscious than rocks.
    René Descartes realized our own consciousness is the most indubitable thing there is, but not that of others. His famous statement
    Cogito ergo sum = I think therefore I am
    encapsulates this.
    Believe it or not, in the study of Consciousness, due to the intractability of the so-called ‘hard problem’, the existence of a type of ‘zombie’ has been hypothesized.
    They are postulated to be indistinguishable from other humans, but lacking conscious experiences. We have no proof that any such beings actually exist, but they are indeed possible.
    Consciousness is one of the problems science has found so incredibly difficult that some think we will never solve it.
    In my view, Consciousness may be so fundamental that we may simply have to acknowledge its existence and deal with it as we deal with Gravity, for example.
    So there you have it. For all you know, I could be one of those zombies, and my brain no more conscious than a pile of rocks…


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