Do you agree that only an existing consciousness can create consciousness? So God created life and consciousness!?

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  • 4 years ago

    I do not agree.

    Consciousness seems to exist on a sliding scale.

    Consider, for a moment, the question "What is consciousness?"

    It's not an easy answer and contemplating that would lead one to say that consciousness is a combination of many interconnecting abilities.

    There are various levels of consciousness and it can be broken down into sub-units. These can be observed in various animals, or in humans during the course of development from a newborn baby to the age of about 4.

    Take, for example "object permanence", the idea if an object has been moved out of sight, such as behind a wall, it still exists. Only some animals understand this and human babies do not develop it until the 8th month.

    This all suggests that consciousness can be assembled over time as brains and nervous systems evolve. Plants, fungi and animals with very simple nervous systems have basically no consciousness, operating on stimulus-response loops. Mammals, even little ones like rats, have pretty good consciousness in the grand scheme of things and humans, with their big, complex brains have all sorts of features that we consider "human consciousness".

  • Kieran
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    This statement is inherently false. If only consciousness can create consciousness, then another consciousness must have created the first consciousness and so on ad infinitum.

    Unless you have a "First Consciousness" the statement does not stand. Even then that could be Man rather than God. You can't prove God's existence this way.

  • 4 years ago

    Do you agree that only an existing consciousness can create consciousness?

    - Nope.

  • 4 years ago

    This was probably a good intention, unfortunately your demonstration crashed against the wall as firm and definitive of the other question that implies: if you affirm that all consciousness is the product of another consciousness then god was created by something that was created by another and that up to infinity.

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  • Archer
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    And man created the gods!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    why would you need existing consciouness to create it. When the universe can create it itself with no mythical creature

  • Seph
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Er no there is no reason at all to think that must be the case

  • 4 years ago

    No.

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