Many moons ago the beady eye said that Adam and Eve were black and lived in Africa but never meet each other.
BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT CONSCIOUS OF DOING SO.
Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition — ends all the conflict and suffering in human life at its source, and provides the now urgently needed road map for the complete rehabilitation and transformation of our lives and the world!
He explains that when we humans developed a conscious mind some two million years ago, a battle unavoidably developed between it and our already established instincts.
Now I have to admit that I have not read his book Freedom nor am I a member of the World Transformation Movement (WTM) but I have listened to his Utube videos in which he argues that we don’t suffer genetic opportunism-driven animal conditions but a psychologically troubled human condition that can be cured.
Is he right?
No one is born with an unforgiving insistence that they or others conform to any kind of ideal.
Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: it is impossible to specify what it is, what it does, or why it evolved. Apparently, nothing worth reading has been written on it up to now – his book
We appear to be conscious beings, but atheists tell us that this is just an illusion.
We all have a sense that we’re responsible for our actions; but, we’re told, this is not so and, in reality, our ‘moral choices’ are simply determined by the brain chemistry of our genes.
I say to have realism one must be consciously aware. In other words, if we were not conscious we would not have this psychological condition or indeed exist in the first place.
Even secular philosophers acknowledge that consciousness appears to transcend science and naturalistic explanations. Not only can they not explain it, but they can’t even define it.
So the questions are:
Why do we and the universe exist in the first instance?
Where did our consciousness come from? What is it?
What causes consciousness and how does it translate into the subjective experience?
Could the origin of consciousness, exist before the formation of the brain?
If our genes are in the control, there is no need for a conscious.
Could our conscious be live after the death of the brain?
Quantum physics begins to entwine the origin of consciousness with ourselves. It suggests that instead of consciousness computing the physical world, perhaps the physical world is relaying consciousness.
Take the double-slit experiment recording electron patterns on a recording screen.
By having a conscious observer seeing the path, the outcome is changed. So consciousness alters particles in the real world in a measurable way.
Does that mean that a unifying theory of physics between quantum and relativity could be consciousness itself?
Throughout the ages, some of our greatest minds have probed this question and struggled to find answers.
In short, there’s no answer to this question.
Modern neuroscience has so far failed to discover a part of the brain to explain human consciousness.
Today, different disciplines offer varying definitions.
There are generally two sides of belief in the definition of consciousness.
One is very simplistic. It describes it as the result of a product of electric signals in your brain.
The second has a grander view that consciousness exists on planes of matter beyond our human senses.
The most popular theory of the 21st century states that, while consciousness has moral and social importance, it’s likely just the byproduct of neural processes of the brain.
There are two fundamental characteristics of consciousness: sensation and desire.
Robots and computers carry out complex tasks but feel no sensations or cravings. Therefore, they don’t possess consciousness.
People have no way of knowing how consciousness is created or if artificial intelligence will one day gain the power of consciousness.
After all, if consciousness is truly the byproduct of neural pathways and electric currents in the brain, what’s stopping the same development from occurring with wiring and circuit boards?
According to Turing, if the subject can’t determine which is the person and which is the computer, then the computer should be considered sentient.
However, the future cannot be known for sure.
In fact, many animals can pass a modified version of the Turing Test. While this doesn’t prove consciousness, it strongly suggests that animals likely experience consciousness similarly to humans.
Now I fully acknowledge I am not an expert in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, or theology but I believe I do have a good understanding of basic science and the human mind.
I say Jeremy Griffith’s is wrong.
I think he has taken this plausible scientific question and bastardized it with a lot of mumbo jumbo and spurious assertions.
Anything we have done is in the past and cannot be changed, thus it is pointless to do anything else but accept it. No regrets or guilt.
While our actions can harm others, our thoughts and emotions, in and of themselves, never can.
While emotions sometimes drive actions, those who completely accept their emotions and allow themselves to feel them fully, have more choice over how they act in the light of them.
The basis for loving behavior towards others is the ability to love ourselves. And loving ourselves unconditionally means loving ourselves exactly as we are at this moment.
This might seem to be complacency, but in fact, the natural activity of the individual is healthy growth, and what holds us back from it is fighting with those things we can’t change and the free thought and emotional experience which is the very substance of that growth. Indeed Jeremy Griffith’s solution seems to think that women have no input as its men that are the cause of
History shows that no matter what humans do, we can never change them, hence absolute world peace is impossible.
It is important to accept that many things don’t happen for a “reason” or as part of some “higher plane.” into an unknowable future.
Humans have no idea who they are as a result of their actions are the cause of word instability.
The universe exists for us only in our brains and minds and instability is not something that you touch hence cannot be solved by physical means.
No one can ever truly know our conscious experience or feel our pain no matter how close we are to them.
Each time a new generation comes it has to learn from the experience before it can accept certain philosophies of life. Meaning is considered a purely human invention, not something that is inherent in the universe or our lives. Thus, in an intrinsically meaningless universe, it is up to people to create meaning for themselves.
If one accepts the existential realities of a godless human condition, what can one do to make peace with it?
Our ability to ponder our own thought processes, recognize our own mortality, and still, be able to imagine future scenarios and make plans for them is what makes us human.
It seems, therefore, that physics is the engine that produced and drives the universe.
It will inevitably create chemistry which, in turn, will eventually create biology that will evolve and change over time.
In this view, human life occurred on this planet due to nothing more than the random but inevitable behavior of matter and energy-producing atomic, physical, and chemical processes that lead to life. There is no creator, no design intelligent or otherwise. Just the unavoidable processes of matter and energy mindlessly and meaninglessly obeying the laws of physics. Where awareness emanates from consciousness which seems to be an energy or movement of particles, that transfers between two existences.
Hence, in the grand scheme of things, the human condition is just like that of all other organisms. An existence is driven by the biological imperatives of survival and reproduction.
Where does this electrical stimulation come from?
You could say, in contrast, that the Bible provides a wholly satisfactory framework upon which to build an understanding of human nature but the universe, it seems, is utterly indifferent to human happiness.
World peace is possible but not one which is orchestrated by humans.
Industries such as the agricultural industry reject his claim.
By maintaining that animals don’t possess consciousness, they can continue to disregard the emotional and social needs of their livestock. For example, if a cow isn’t conscious of its surroundings, a farmer can argue that keeping it in a narrow stall isn’t cruel because the animal will have no emotional response to its experience.
Now it’s up to you. So, to armor oneself against the existential razor wire of simply being,
Take responsibility for one’s actions and their natural consequences; create an illusion of meaning and purpose in life, and accept the unpredictable and unknowable inevitability and permanence of death, then one can make peace with a purely secular existence.
The biggest core problem I see is that our society is now way too big and complex for either our intellect or instinct to cope with. Intellect and rationality are NOT necessarily capable of addressing every real-world problem.
The solution is unlikely to come from such simplistic reasoning and research as conveyed by this movement. (The World Transformation Movement (WTM)
Those videos did not come across to me as showing any real new insight into the real problems we confront. They seem a bit confused, with some less than accurate assumptions about ‘human nature, to me.
For me, Jeremy Griffith’s breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition is projecting his own inner confusion and sense of conflict onto everybody else as though he has had a ‘revelation’ as to how to address it. With all due respect, he needs to take a proper look at humanity and the world it lives on.
Spare me the biological determinism. It is not a psychologically troubled human condition that is the problem it’s the coming Climate Change. The continuing inequality and Profit for Profit’s sake.
The way we understand ourselves and our world is always evolving. From instinct to intuition to intellect, part of being human is using multiple ways to gather and utilize information.
In our outdated materialist worldview even with technological advances, science has not yet revealed everything about how reality works, and humanity’s promise – to ourselves, to each, and to the planet – has not been fully realized.
Our future demands that we explore our inner space with the same rigor and ingenuity as we explore our outer world. Our technology must increasingly be infused with the wisdom that comes from personal inquiry, and the lens of science must be applied to the further reaches of human potential.
This, for the survival and thriving of humanity and our planet, is one of the most important endeavors of our time.
In the end, it is our thoughts that will change the world.
“The idea of universal consciousness is no ethereal New Age concept;
It’s a hardcore scientific reality, and harnessing it has the potential to transform our world,” says the fictional Dr. Katherine Solomon in Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol. She continues, “I promise…if we as humans can grasp this one simple truth…the world will change overnight.”
So where do consciousness and the quantum mind leave our definitions of the world and human origins?
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