Saturday, March 24, 2012
The brain like a computer or a combustion engine is a machine. You can analyse the function of a machine till the cows come home looking for consciousness and you will find nothing but the machine. Feed enough data into a computer and it will design you a car. Of course that does not mean it is conscious. In this context therefore Dennett the philospher is right when he says there is no such thing as consciousness but only because he's looking for shoes in a butcher's shop! Consciousness is not found in function but in emotion. Consciousness is in being and being is in every molecule in the universe the whole of which is a conscious entity. Consciousness is present everywhere and in everything. Google "plant consciousness experiments" and astonish yourself. When you have finished go to YouTube and look at the "consciousness of water" videos.