Friday, December 19, 2008

I wanted to make sure Jay Saw this!

people don't hold a special place here on the planet, nor in the universe
Another spot where we disagree (slightly)

I like to say:

The Universe should be given as least as much credit for consciousness as its contents. We are part of the Universe and conscious therefore, in that sense, the Universe itself is conscious.

Anything past that however is belief in magic.

1 comment:

Jay Ackroyd said...

I did see that earlier Paul. I'd just say that absolutely central to all these belief systems is assigning human beings to a special non-animal species role. The idea that people have immortal souls while pigs do not is just ridiculous. It ties up with consciousness, which we now have some very clear ideas of how that works. (See Willam Calvin's How We Think.)