The Origin of Consciousness - How Unaware Things Became Aware

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Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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Aseem Bansal
Aseem Bansal 6 dias atrás
But the question in my mind is "why and how did survival instinct originate in first place?" as everything else follows from that (looking for food etc. ) .. but why did a lump of hydrocarbons wanted to survive when an electric current hit it?
Leonard Philipp Gaffke
Leonard Philipp Gaffke 15 dias atrás
Hallo liebes Kurzgesagt Team. Gibt es diese Doku hier über das Bewusstsein auch auf deutsch? Wenn ja dann verlinkt Sie uns doch bitte. Vielen Dank.
Free Night Owl
Free Night Owl Mês atrás
So consciousness it's a very complex topic. Lots of things about the mind and senses are complex, like smell, sight, feel, etc. I was wondering about the possible of uploading your mind to a computer, connecting your brain to a computer, or even switching consciousness to another health human body (maybe cloned bodies). I say this with the question, can we extend our life? If so is it still you? Can you still be yourself? I love you guys, you make the most intriguing and interesting videos. Have a good day.
ecogreen 123
ecogreen 123 Mês atrás
how ironic..... something that makes us want to know... is something we have been unable to know about XD
Purple Stars
Purple Stars 6 horas atrás
Christians have left the chat
Mateusz Czerniawski
Mateusz Czerniawski 13 horas atrás
Can you proove that you are conscious? I dont think so!
Mr Vetka
Mr Vetka 13 horas atrás
Спасибо за перевод видео!
Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman 15 horas atrás
Video Intro: "None of the many competing theories about what consciousness are even close." Next: Video makes presumptuous theory about how consciousness came to be. Missing a step? 🤔
Pdog 10
Pdog 10 17 horas atrás
Easy answer unconcusienza
Atomas X
Atomas X 20 horas atrás
We all know that when we were
Satrajeet's POLITICS
Satrajeet's POLITICS 21 hora atrás
the first human (simple consciousness) realised that it needs energy. So, doesnt that mean he already had consciousness preprogrammed before his genes could have opened up its memory dept?
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Well that's a difficult question to answer but only your logic of awerness can't explain intelligence whatsover its like asking can a nose smell of course it can smell in case you did not know lol.
Giulia Marsaglia
Giulia Marsaglia 23 horas atrás
Next level is us conscious of our human system and able to drive it where we want in the future.
Graham Keep
Graham Keep Dia atrás
This is evolution of consciousness is very specific to humans. Even though the video uses aliens in the examples. A good intro would have explained that that's what it was going to do.
juli syah
juli syah Dia atrás
wow, just because we need to sense motion and object surrounding us, we are able to develop eyes, ears, nose, and other senses, i am impressed, i wonder where will our next eye develop?
Zara Queen
Zara Queen Dia atrás
I am that worm
Stumpa gt
Stumpa gt Dia atrás
Genna Tuelz
Genna Tuelz Dia atrás
Everything has always been conscious. The "conscious" that is being referred is discrimination. It's not awareness of self. It's the awareness of not self. The more that can be labeled not self, the more "conscious" a "one" can become. To the point that even "conscious" is not self. Do you see the trap?
heartslight1000 Dia atrás
Definition of conscious When my mom brings out the belt to whoop my ass.
Raka akbar
Raka akbar Dia atrás
So what is the answer? I dont get the point
10 Seconds of Glory
According to this video my phone is also self conscious
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Yub maybe but only real life can be conscious tho lol.
Calvin Tower
Calvin Tower 2 dias atrás
That was actually a very friendly hello to the pizza guy
Rocket Science
Rocket Science 2 dias atrás
The complex biological process that forms consciousness uses even more complex chemistry here in the material universe to fold an energetic field that exists "on the other side" but also occupies the same space, into a soul. The soul governs the electrical impulses between neurons that are in the brain and throughout the body.
Jaydeep Vipradas
Jaydeep Vipradas 2 dias atrás
If set of molecules are trying to maintain their equilibrium or harmony, by say eating or multiplying, then they are conscious. Maintaining equilibrium is male cell, maintaining harmony is female cell. If a cell senses a choice, direction choice or food choice, and makes a choice, it is conscious.
Sphynxinator 2 dias atrás
Animations are so cute. :D
Eren Kruger
Eren Kruger 2 dias atrás
So basically we just living for survive,there is no point of life.
Diego Cabrejos
Diego Cabrejos 2 dias atrás
Ehhh this video doesnt really address a lot of things but still no one can truly say what consciousness is.... for now. Im inclined to go with Tononi’s IIT theory since it at least offers some mathematical/physical description of consciousness.
I love My Memes lol
I love My Memes lol 2 dias atrás
~Consciousness is our inner Universe.
Forgoten Poet
Forgoten Poet 3 dias atrás
Evolution is false.
First 3 dias atrás
Universe is so powerful it goes beyond any reason, logic, beyond any idea you can ever have in your head. One time we will explain everything in a way we will understand why we cant understand it.
Faith Saddy
Faith Saddy 3 dias atrás
Materialism much. Hehehe.
Troy Wingert
Troy Wingert 3 dias atrás
If there is no after life for ants, there is no after live for us either.
metroid_dragon 3 dias atrás
Meditation can provide a mindful mirror to help one appreciate the nature of consciousness. There may be no 'self'; an illusion by our sense of time combined with momentary impulses. watch your thoughts as they appear; attempt to find your free will. also thanks for the real talk on chicken intelligence, those birbs deserve better than they usually get.
Dean McCrorie
Dean McCrorie 3 dias atrás
This paradox can’t be solved by the simple fact that a knife can’t cut itself. Try getting a knife to cut itself or your hand to grab itself or a mirror to reflect its own image. You Can’t do it Thus in the same way, consciousness can’t be conscious of what it is. Consciousness which is the at the heart knowledge, can not know itself either.
Imgonnafuckyou withacactus
Conciousness is a quantum frequency. We only tune into a small wavelength of it because the vibration in the molecules in our pineal gland matches that part of its spectrum. You are litterally a fundamental universal force pioloting a biological machine that runs on a code called "DNA."
EDWARD ROBOTNIK 3 dias atrás
My anxiety: "Ah shit, here we go again"
BanditoRios 3 dias atrás
Hassan Cohmdan
Hassan Cohmdan 4 dias atrás
3:06 E coli ?
rabidL3M0NS 4 dias atrás
This does not explain consciousness. Consciousness is the subjective experience of something. Consciousness is not just a result of neurons firing. Because there are many brain processes that are unconscious, that we're not aware of. So what differentiates between neurons that do result in a subjective experience, and those that don't? Evolutionarily there is no need for consciousness. So why are we not all 'philosophical zombies' that can do everything we do but don't have any subjective experience?
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You have good questions thr but nobody realy have a idea what consciousness works tho lol
EnPassantParLa 3 dias atrás
That's exactly what we are: philosophical zombies. Humans think they have consciousness, but they dont. Rocks have consciousness but we are not aware of it.
Fish Animations
Fish Animations 3 dias atrás
rabidL3M0NS Maybe we are philosophical zombies and we only think we are conscious because that’s all we know. We are acting this way because that’s what’s “coded” into us and not from true choice
Anthony Valdivieso
Anthony Valdivieso 4 dias atrás
TAWOG would say otherwise (in The Amazing World of Gumball, almost every inanimate object has a face and can talk)
BRs??? 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷
Ercan Er
Ercan Er 4 dias atrás
You are not optimistic nihilists you are evolutionist nihilists. Evolution does not explain why we have conciousness and it does not explain anything about the state of being concious. İt is liks saying over time our phones get more procces power. To explain origin you should have at least why some act more conciousness while others act like they are captured by a turmoil.
Mean Old Lady
Mean Old Lady 4 dias atrás
Go do a video on the many, many flaws, impracticalities & outright lies on the theory of evolution....
Kolli Wanne
Kolli Wanne 4 dias atrás
There arent major flaws...
Kerrin Naude
Kerrin Naude 4 dias atrás
As Alan Watts says “Watch out! Watch out... Because the rocks are going, eventually, to come alive.”
Rabih Saad
Rabih Saad 4 dias atrás
So Evolution starting to make sense more and more...
ButterBall Billy
ButterBall Billy 4 dias atrás
Is this Spore?
Crazy Gamer
Crazy Gamer 4 dias atrás
So consciousness thinks about consciousness?
Farm of Potatoes
Farm of Potatoes 5 dias atrás
It's funny when you think that they're already given thousands of answers by the environment itself, but because their lack of time holding abilities like this channel said making them disproving the answer, while searching something that simply cannot be summarized by their simple minds, cause them swooped back to the starting point again, again, and again. Their idiotic pride is the main cause for this. They are thinking that they was able to solve anything by pure science alone, making God facepalms.
Farm of Potatoes
Farm of Potatoes 5 dias atrás
I have a tiny game. Every time they said *probably* , take a shot
Alex G.
Alex G. 5 dias atrás
fkin evolution lies u still believe this shit
jawakenobi 5 dias atrás
Allmost to a billion subscribers way to science I mean go
SEAN BENTLER 5 dias atrás
0:19 *_thanos girl_*
Prince Jeng
Prince Jeng 5 dias atrás
Ur conciousness is ur thinking smh.
F54DF4 A044
F54DF4 A044 6 dias atrás
Being conscious makes me depressed.
蒼崎冬木 6 dias atrás
認識の最も正確な基盤は五官である。 そこから意識はある。 VRは?
99999 Abonnenten ohne Video?
Super tolles Video! 👌👍
Kuroshine 7 dias atrás
I think that video talked about instinct more than consciousness.. Find foods, memory somethings, follow that,... get a plan, a directly observe,.... I think they're instinct of body to help us survive, automatic works: "But we have a plan... an observe and following... !" Yes! But it's like computer: Although they don't have consciouness, they can still do works, some works very great, just because we have coded some lines makes them do somethings, even some to make them try to think by themselves: AI. ....Maybe, instinct is the beginning of consciouness....
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
lol "coded some lines"... AI is way more complex than that. It's just a matter of time before it's fully conscious.
Ovulating Grashopper
Ovulating Grashopper 7 dias atrás
wrong. single cell must have some sentience, not necessarily that a group of cells is conscious but that each individual cell is...still presenting the issue of defining consciousness.
Kolli Wanne
Kolli Wanne 4 dias atrás
A cell does not have the structure for sentience, as it needs a large network.
Joel 5 dias atrás
abdul dennaoui
abdul dennaoui 7 dias atrás
That worm reminds me of myself. Nough said !
abdul dennaoui
abdul dennaoui 7 dias atrás
Lol atheist.
Mr Blue Splodge
Mr Blue Splodge 7 dias atrás
Where’s all the Kurzgesagt birds?
Maluzius Network
Maluzius Network 7 dias atrás
D. E.
D. E. 7 dias atrás
Consciousness is all there is. Reality is an illusion made up of energy that is made manifest by our consciousness. Consciousness makes your reality not the other way around. No consciousness, no physical reality. The little story told in this video couldn't have happened without a consciousness to observe it. Without consciousness there is nothing but energy without form. Consciousness is required first before anything can happen at all. "We know that reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent illusion." Albert Einstein "Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be considered real." Niels Bohr
Timothy Nyota
Timothy Nyota 7 dias atrás
explanation seems warped and wrong
Sunken Sheep
Sunken Sheep 8 dias atrás
Why is this based on an unknown book by an unkown author, who does not really have any background in natural sciences? :/ (However, I appreciate that you got feedback from De Brigard and Koch)
M Wing
M Wing 8 dias atrás
Kervan Govender
Kervan Govender 8 dias atrás
So we developed consciousness through the ages due to the need to look for food? Are we going to degenerate back to simple life because food is now delivered to our doors without any conscious effort from us?
Lex Ex
Lex Ex 8 dias atrás
so... survival,
Felix Bueno
Felix Bueno 8 dias atrás
T. kahraba
T. kahraba 8 dias atrás
Humans are the only creatures on earth that don't make sense, they don't contribute but rather damage and consume, they are the only creatures with consciousness and the ability to think critically. We are either God or an ape alien hybrid
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 7 dias atrás
@T. kahraba It doesn't really matter if we change the eco system, humanity can't destroy the planet, only itself.
T. kahraba
T. kahraba 7 dias atrás
@B Rabbit fuck if I know
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 7 dias atrás
@T. kahraba Ok so what? What exactly is the point of the planet if there aren't any humans?
T. kahraba
T. kahraba 7 dias atrás
@B Rabbit they sustain the eco system where as we do the opposite
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 7 dias atrás
How the hell do animals make sense and what do they contribute?
Marc Hasenkopf
Marc Hasenkopf 8 dias atrás
So consciousness is being aware of one's own thoughts and actions.
Kolli Wanne
Kolli Wanne 4 dias atrás
Its like a mirror for your neurological information. Without it, we couldnt reflect and understand information or build up a large network of conclusions.
Maddel Due
Maddel Due 8 dias atrás
Best animation
Rocskatu 9 dias atrás
Hob Nob
Hob Nob 9 dias atrás
You're just talking about a spectrum related to awareness. Not what or why or how it is.
Hob Nob
Hob Nob 8 dias atrás
@Eternal Reign again they were just talking about how consciousness changed through over time. Misleading title completely. And no evolution isn't random. The mutations are encouraged by the collective consciousness, especially within our own collection of cells. Consciousness sees fruit up high in a tree and the cells mutate and try to change the code it passes down. Some mutations work others dont and the trial and error \ survival of the best mutations win. We can see conscious decisions in Bacteria all the time. The more simple the code the faster it can change. We've witnessed mosquitos change very rapidly. These changes aren't just random.
Eternal Reign
Eternal Reign 8 dias atrás
They explained a possible how, but there is no why. There's never a why when it comes to evolution. Evolution isn't a conscious thing with a plan, it's just a bunch of mutations that occur randomly each generation. Some are beneficial and some are harmful. The beneficial ones get passed along to the next generation, naturally, and the harmful ones usually lead to the demise of an organism. The first consciousness was probably just slightly better senses or perception. Like the first eye was just a patch of light sensitive skin that could only discern between light and dark.
OrangePeelYutu 9 dias atrás
4:46 Man, I wish my vision was that good.
Alex Duong
Alex Duong 9 dias atrás
Thumbnail is me when i see sunlight for the first time in 3 months from hiding in my room
Anton Rusakov
Anton Rusakov 9 dias atrás
The reason to live is to seek for food, put it in the mouth and then seek for more food. I'm ok with this and don't need any more reasons!)
mike joe
mike joe 9 dias atrás
Mushrooms and nitrous kids.
RedEvee 9 dias atrás
seems like the maker or this has playd ALOT of Spore xD
James Porter
James Porter 9 dias atrás
why are these dislikes so high? these are great videos
Darius 9 dias atrás
Kurzgesagt couldn't be more wrong about us becoming conscious to realize the story isn't about us. The story is us seeing the Universe. If we were not here Kurzgesagt couldn't say the story isn't about us. Perhaps, it is that the story isn't about us alone.
Weh Bol
Weh Bol 8 dias atrás
Do you mean that, without human beings, it would be impossible to perceive the universe at all? And therefore, speculation as to the nature of consciousness would be impossible? That's a great point. I do not hold that any of the seemingly intelligent animals is conscious at all, as much as we might like to think so.
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This video will be good for LSD trips
John Ruben Saragi
John Ruben Saragi 9 dias atrás
0:07 Did you even realize her skin is purple?
Adam Clark
Adam Clark 10 dias atrás
These videos just aren't up to scratch
Dervy 10 dias atrás
i relate with the example creature on a spiritual level
Churn Blanston
Churn Blanston 10 dias atrás
Pan-psychism is likely
wolfbombz 10 dias atrás
what happened to bird people
A Guide To: 2019
A Guide To: 2019 10 dias atrás
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B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
I always see these comments on these types of videos but I'll never understand why.
Rindei The Toy Car
Rindei The Toy Car 9 dias atrás
because i'm not lazy E Ex Exsi Exis Exist Existe Existen Existent Existenti Existentia Existential Existential C Existential Cr Existential Cri Existential Cris Existential Crisi Existential Crisis Existential Crisi Existential Cris Existential Cri Existential Cr Existential C Existential Existentia Existenti Existent Existen Existe Exist Exis Exi Exi Ex E
Abhirama Dasa
Abhirama Dasa 10 dias atrás
This is incredibly unscientific. 100% of the evidence shows us that life comes from life and that life never comes from non-life. There is not a single piece of genuinely valid evidence of life coming from matter, what to speak of consciousness arising from matter. The false dogma of materialism is not science.
Abhirama Dasa
Abhirama Dasa 2 horas atrás
@Hm Grraarrpffrzz Can you stop mashing the keyboard furiously and just calm down and answer my questions please? What I sad before was plain and simple: "you cannot provide any evidence of life coming from non-life, nor can you explain how the material body is continuously changing and yet the person is still the same person, nor can you explain where or how consciousness arises in the body. You said that you are not actually claiming that you are dead matter. OK great, then what are you?" - actually answer these points in a simple and clear manner. Or alternatively, admit that materialism is a dead end. The dogma that you are nothing but a collection of sophisticated material machinery is not science. Either answer these points, or admit that materialism is just a blind dogma taught by people who are stubbornly determined to enjoy this temporary material body and identify with this body, regardless of any evidence or rational arguments.
Hm Grraarrpffrzz
Hm Grraarrpffrzz 2 horas atrás
@Abhirama Dasa Considering that you ignore any comment and question of mine that you are not happy with, does this discussion make any sense? So, again: - You provided no evidence that a soul or deity exists. - You made claims that it is a scientific fact that we consist of "superior energy", yet you failed to provide any evidence or even detailed explanation that this is true or how it is true. - You said that life can't come from non-life, but you haven't provided any rational arguments support that claim, except that you haven't witnessed this happening, which is obviously you falling for the black swan fallacy and not applying reason or common sense. So, so far you basically provided some claims and that's it. Nothing else. _"you cannot provide any evidence of life coming from non-life"_ I don't have to. I never said that we have evidence that life came from non-life. I said it's the most rational conclusion based on what we know. *You* are the one who said that life can't come from non-life but failed to support that claim with rational arguments. Where did life come from then? Can you explain that in more detail but _"a mysterious invisible entity appeared out of nowhere and magically everything came into existence"?_ Do you expect me to blindly believe that? _"nor can you explain how the material body is continuously changing and yet the person is still the same person"_ I don't have to explain that. :D *You* said that this is because of the soul, yet you failed to explain in detail how that works or provide evidence that it is the case. How does it work? How does our soul make us the same person? Does it store memories? If so, how does it do that? Where does it come from? Do animals have souls? All of them? What does a soul consist of? If a soul has any measurable impact on the material world, then we should be able to measure the soul. How do we do that? If it has zero impact on the material world, why should the soul matter? What evidence do you have that there is more than the material world? All you do is making claims, calling them fact, and pretending that by calling them facts they are facts. What you miss is evidence, rational arguments, indepth explanations. That is because religions teach you to just repeat what you are told. _"You said that you are not actually claiming that you are dead matter. OK great, then what are you?"_ As I said before: I fulfill the criteria for life, so I am alive. Tell me: are viruses alive? It's telling that you ignore 90% of what I write. :D It's like when a teacher gives you the results of an exam, and you got 99 answers wrong and 1 right, and you ignore everything you got wrong and shout _"PERFECT SCORE YEAH!!"_ You can do that, but it's just self-delusion.
Abhirama Dasa
Abhirama Dasa 10 horas atrás
@Hm Grraarrpffrzz in short, you cannot provide any evidence of life coming from non-life, nor can you explain how the material body is continuously changing and yet the person is still the same person, nor can you explain where or how consciousness arises in the body. You said that you are not actually claiming that you are dead matter. OK great, then what are you?
Hm Grraarrpffrzz
Hm Grraarrpffrzz 11 horas atrás
@Abhirama Dasa _"What evidence is there that at some point in time there was no life in the universe?"_ We have evidence that the big bang happened. How can life exist in a tiny super dense space millions of degrees hot? You are right, it can not. So at that point at least there was no life, but now there is life. _"And what about the Big Bang theory? It states that everything began from an infinite singularity. Theistic philosophers also state that everything began from an infinite singular source, they call that God."_ This argument of yours does not work, because you misunderstood the big bang theory. It does *not* state that everything began with a singularity. It says that the singularity is the earliest state of the universe we know. It does not say that there was nothing before that. And where does the religion you follow state, that the deity you worship is a tiny dense and hot space? You see, religion, like science, tries to give answers. Science, unlike religion, tries to give the correct answers, and does its best to verify the answers it gives. Religions do not attempt to verify anything. That is why religions can be thousands of years old, still not supported by a shred of evidence, and the worshippers still do not care. So, whenever we have a question we have no reliable answer to, and both religion and science provide a possibility, and we later learned the correct answers, then science was always right, and religion always wrong. Science and religion give different answers to the same questions, but the answers science gives are more reliable, which means that religion either has to deny scientifically proven knowledge ("there is no evolution!"), or interpret its own claims more loosely ("god is a singularity") so that they still fit. What I'm trying to say is: you do not claim that God was the singularity because that claim would make any sense, but to rationalize your believes. _"but you are stubborn"_ I'm searching the truth and as such believing nothing that makes no sense to me. I wouldn't call that being stubborn, but rather applying reason and logic to come to reliable conclusions. _"First of all, there is not a single instance of life coming from non-life."_ Again: can you prove that? How would you know that this is not happening right now in another galaxy? You have to admit that claiming "X is not possible" is making no sense, if you have not way whatsoever to verify that claim. Again, you are saying that not because it makes sense, but because your religious believes are more important to you than the truth. _"So if you are THIS body, then who was that body when you were a child?"_ That's a good question that reaches more into philosophy than natural sciences. We both agree that I am currently not the child-me. I am somebody else. So my personal opinion is that, as the consciousness depends solely on our physical existence, as our physical existence changes, so does our consciousness. That is why people behave differently as adults than as children. So... I'm not the child anymore, I'm a changed continued existence of sorts. I have the memories of the child (most of them), but I am not the child anymore. _"If consciousness is a product of chemical interactions in your body, then where is it occurring? How is it occurring?"_ Mostly in the brain. That's why people with brain injuries often have a differently changed character. _"What about when you dream, where are YOU in a dream?"_ I am not in the dream. When I sleep I am not conscious, so I have no self-consciousness while I dream. My brain is doing that by itself. I often do remember though what my brain was doing while I dreamt after waking up. _"If there is no such thing as previous lives, and no such thing as an afterlife, then how do you explain so many instances of past life regressions, near death experiences, and so on?"_ I don't believe in previous lives or afterlives. I mean, an afterlife would be difficult to prove or disprove, as, same as God, religions put a lot of effort into making them unprovable. If something like a past life would exist, then that could be scientifically proven though. Just conduct a number of experiments with lots of people, make sure that they have next to no knowledge about history of any sorts, and then have them (however that works) gain knowledge about their past lives. If that would work, they'd be then able to tell details that would be impossible for them to know otherwise. So, it would be easy to prove, but so far nobody has ever done that. Our memories are stored in our brains. Since we do not have the brains of people who have lived in the past, we can not be them. Past life regressions? If we'd have had past lives, then most people would have had lives as peasants in the past. However, for some reason, nearly everybody was a lord, princess, king, queen or warrior. Why? Because those past live sessions are story-telling sessions about making the client happy. A happy client pays more, than a client who you tell "yeah you died at the age of 8 in a coal mine in England 500 years ago" or "you got kicked in the head by a horse in greece 1000 years ago and died at the age of 12 as a poor farmer". And near death experiences? They're not more than the brain going haywire in a situation of extreme stress. Some scientists have put up displays in emergency rooms, that show in intervalls random words or numbers. If a patient would be able to fly around while officially dead, they'd be able to see that display and recount the words or numbers. Has that ever happened? No, not once. And how would that work anyway? How could you your physical surroundings if you have no eyes? I mean, you see things by having the light hit receptors in your eyes. If you have no eyes, because you are dead, how could you see anything? How does that work? It makes no sense. It's a story to make people feel good who can't bear the thought of being mortal. _"There is the energy of this material world, and there is the superior energy of the spiritual world, which is pure consciousness."_ And that has been scientifically proven? What kind of energy are you talking about exactly? What does it consist of? How can we measure it? _"Material objects are always imperfect and uncertain. These are facts of science. "_ That we are made of "superior energy" is not a fact of science... Or do you have a link to some scientific research in that regard? And what does "imperfect" mean here? Whether something is perfect or not is a subjective judgement by us, and not a scientific attribute. _"Therefore it is perfectly rational to conclude that you are the soul. "_ Only if all that would be true. But you have no evidence for any of that energy stuff. As such, I have no reason to believe it, and believing in souls is irrational. _"No rational person would believe that they are dead matter. That is equivalent to a living person saying "I am dead". The act of making such a statement proves that you are alive and endowed with free will and consciousness. Therefore you are most certainly not dead matter. Continuously shouting "I am dead matter" just further proves that you are well and truly a living force."_ I never said that we are dead matter. Please stop pretending that I said things that I never did say. That is really a bad habit and highly offensive. I said that I have no reason to believe in souls or magical energies of any kind. That is a different thing than saying that we are dead. We fulfill the definition of life, so we are alive. Without magic. You made a lot of mistakes here. - You claimed that life never came from non-life without being able to support that claim in any way whatsoever. - You claimed that the big bang theory described the beginning of the universe, while it does not do that. - You claimed that we consist of superior energy and that this would be a scientific fact, which it obviously is not, unless you can provide some scientific articles that in detail explain how any of that works. In short: you provided no arguments for religion or souls or deities. Rather, due to the mistakes you made, you are instead strengthening my opinion that there are no such things. If religious people would be right, they wouldn't pretend all the time to make sense when they obviously do not.
Abhirama Dasa
Abhirama Dasa 12 horas atrás
@Hm Grraarrpffrzz What evidence is there that at some point in time there was no life in the universe? And what about the Big Bang theory? It states that everything began from an infinite singularity. Theistic philosophers also state that everything began from an infinite singular source, they call that God. And yes I did give you arguments, but you are stubborn, if you feel insulted by that, well I'm sorry. It is a fact that you are being a stubborn materialist and being condescending to teach me about philosophy. I have simply pointed out to you a few simple facts. First of all, there is not a single instance of life coming from non-life. Secondly, your temporary material body has changed several times even within this one lifetime. So if you are THIS body, then who was that body when you were a child? What about when you grow old? Who will that body be at that point in time? Every single cell changes, every single molecule changes, many times during a lifespan. So who are you? Because if you are this body, then which body are you meant to be? If consciousness is a product of chemical interactions in your body, then where is it occurring? How is it occurring? What about when you dream, where are YOU in a dream? If there is no such thing as previous lives, and no such thing as an afterlife, then how do you explain so many instances of past life regressions, near death experiences, and so on? Actually the soul is a very scientific conclusion, because it is perfectly rational. We see clearly that matter is dead and inanimate, and that there is a living force, a conscious entity, which drives matter. There is the energy of this material world, and there is the superior energy of the spiritual world, which is pure consciousness. You are actually intrinsically made of that superior energy, which is why you are a conscious self-aware living being with free will. Matter on its own is dead, temporary, tends to decay and has no free will. Material objects have no lasting substance. Material objects are always imperfect and uncertain. These are facts of science. Therefore it is perfectly rational to conclude that you are the soul. No rational person would believe that they are dead matter. That is equivalent to a living person saying "I am dead". The act of making such a statement proves that you are alive and endowed with free will and consciousness. Therefore you are most certainly not dead matter. Continuously shouting "I am dead matter" just further proves that you are well and truly a living force.
J ateabug
J ateabug 10 dias atrás
I can't wait until you get around to explaining the answer 42 to us.
Danilo Hernandez
Danilo Hernandez 10 dias atrás
I am fascinated by the background music
Orange Note
Orange Note 10 dias atrás
Love this video and I like the look of the consciousness example (the four legged thing)
Michael Espeland
Michael Espeland 10 dias atrás
If I poop in space, will it eventually become a mind of it's own?
i dont like your smell
i dont like your smell 10 dias atrás
I love this channel ☺️
Liam Murphy
Liam Murphy 10 dias atrás
Please do a video on abortion
WESLEY SMITH 11 dias atrás
It's easy to argue though, that dugesia has no consciousness because the nervous signals that govern satiety don't require introspection. Is something conscious, even a little bit, because it has receptors for something? That's all it takes, for dugesias simple nervous system to not detect enough internal glucose in its hemolymph or what have you, for it to go seek food. It's just the chemoreception of simple multicellular or single celled organisms with a few more steps. You, however, may be argued to have consciousness because of your thought processes that govern your multitude of actions, reflections, and behaviors due to low blood sugar and an empty belly.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
@Ducky McDuckface You're on to something.
Ducky McDuckface
Ducky McDuckface 5 dias atrás
@B Rabbit I think if we humans lived as constantly aware of our existence most of us wouldn't be doing boring jobs lol. Everyone's on autopilot because humans just can't stand the reality of life.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
@Ducky McDuckface I think they realize they exist on glimpses, the rest of the time they're on auto pilot. I guess that's simililar to humans actually. LOL
Ducky McDuckface
Ducky McDuckface 5 dias atrás
@B Rabbit It's not about recalling seeing a mirror, it's about knowing they themselves exist which you don't really need a mirror for.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
@Ducky McDuckface You think they can recall the time they saw a mirror 5 hours ago?
Raghu Seetharaman
Raghu Seetharaman 11 dias atrás
Consciousness is the development of more discrete informational pathways over millions of years to adapt to the environment. Soon we will be able to replicate consciousness in machines and computers. That will be fun.
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Consiouness emerge from a living thing that was aware of being hungry to find food nothing more than what you see lol.
SteepHook Gaming
SteepHook Gaming 11 dias atrás
DMT has 100% something to do with Conscious.
Brian Scott
Brian Scott 11 dias atrás
(Looks at thumbnail) pedo- *COUGH*
s8jljohnson 12 dias atrás
Why does something not conscious want food, or eat. What’s the point. It’s like a rock eating a rock
renge9909 10 dias atrás
It is sort of like one of those plants that fold up when they are touched, or the way some plants grow in the direction of sunlight. It can be instinctual behavior to move away from something negative, but to move towards something positive.
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That's what I thought about a lot lol.
srishti mishra
srishti mishra 12 dias atrás
Absolutely amazing! Can't wait for more content!
Jadon Mullinex
Jadon Mullinex 12 dias atrás
Wait, so you once there was nothing, just empty nothingness, then the universe just became a thing for no reason, then there were cells and stuff and they taught themselves to do develop there own digestive systems and eat with no help, all without failing and dying off in the process? Nah. Our consiouceness came from a higher consciousness, God, who was always there. Consciousness cannot come from non-consciousness.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 4 dias atrás
@Jadon Mullinex And what you're saying is : "This table needs a maker because everything needs a maker however the maker of this maker doesn't need a maker." See the problem?
Jadon Mullinex
Jadon Mullinex 4 dias atrás
@B Rabbit We are surrounded by evidence, 360 degrees, no matter where you're standing. The evidence is everywhere. We were given logic and common sense to be able to interpret that evidence and see obvious meaning. Imagine someone who looks at their kitchen table, and can't interpret any meaning. I look at a table and see evidence of a table maker, and I can even see some of the things the table maker was thinking when he made that table, maybe his color preferences and design choices. Another person looks at that same table and says, "we can't know anything about but this table. I wasn't there when the table was made, so I have no idea how this may be have come into existence, or if there was a table maker. And you are far too bold to say that you know the answer when you weren't there either." This person is you.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
@Jadon Mullinex No, just saying that we don't have enough evidence to believe that and we have no idea. Maybe this really is a computer simulation, who knows.
Jadon Mullinex
Jadon Mullinex 5 dias atrás
@B Rabbit You seem to be making the claim that the universe came into existence without a creator.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 5 dias atrás
@Jadon Mullinex What claims have I made?
Z.O.E 12 dias atrás
The basic premise here is wrong. Consciousness is different from memory and the ability to make decisions. That's why an amnesiac will still be conscious. This is conjecture based on macro evolution. Consciousness doesn't evolve yet our bodies still do. The homo erectus have evolved over the centuries into what we are now. The process hasn't stopped. Yet no one can claim that our ancestors were more conscious than we are. They just had less tools than us to understand their environment scientifically. Similarly our next generations aren't going to be more conscious even if a thousand years pass. It is flat.
B Rabbit
B Rabbit 7 dias atrás
No there are definitely multiple levels of consciousness. Merging with AI will be the next step in human evolution and will probably help us get there.
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