The Nature of Consciousness, the Universe and Everything

An inquiry into emergent consciousness from microbe to humans and beyond

by Alex Milov

 

 

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Conception and language

 

We began with a model of "knowing" based on the process of compare and contrast, and we have been comparing and contrasting ideas under consideration ever since.  It is important to recognize that as we compare and contrast concepts; we are not comparing and contrasting the concepts themselves.  Instead, we are comparing and contrasting our abstract mental representations of concepts.  Language is the way we juggle abstract mental representations of reality as we try to make sense of the universe. 
 

The difference between a mental representation of a concept and the concept itself is an important distinction because it is here that we have shifted from the concrete world of chemistry and physics to the subjective universe of conception and thought, and with this change, we have introduced many avenues of potential confusion and error....


 

 

The Nature of Consciousness, the Universe and Everything

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