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Just wondering:

Is it possible that inanimate minerals and gasses eventually begat consciousness randomly?

It certainly looks that way.


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Give them the right conditions and a couple billions years... there's a chance.


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Gotta wonder though if the law of conservation applies to consciousness also.

If so, there may well have been an 'initial thought/intent'....


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AddisAbaba wrote:
Gotta wonder though if the law of conservation applies to consciousness also.

Why would it. That the stuff conciousness is made of, matter-energy, is conserved does not imply that conciousness itself is.

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If so, there may well have been an 'initial thought/intent'....

That's quite the non-sequitor.

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