Complexity Culminates in Consciousness
• Complexity culminates in consciousness •
Some would say that human self-awareness is the result of multiple layers of complex systems interacting in a coordinated pattern. Or that while the individual components- like cells of the body - may not be self-aware, the ultimate culmination of their function results in self-awareness.
The brain only makes us conscious because all the complex cell systems develop pathways for electric signals that ultimately make us self-aware.
And maybe this is true and maybe not. But if this logic is extended on greater scale, then either the planet we live on is a type of self-aware intelligence too, or it is a mindless component inside a greater Being. In either case: We are the mindless components within both galactic systems.
And further, if consciousness is the inevitable result of complexity, then the Universe - or the Multiverse if you prefer - are both intelligent Beings. They could only be described as deities of a nature that few people have thoroughly contemplated.
And why would we? We’re just cells in the body.