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Old 14-05-2019, 12:27 AM
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what are mind and consciousness? 1

man's most profound and unchartered frontier is not some space beyond this earth as NASA and modern mechanistic science would have one believe. It is in fact the workings of mind and consciousness occurring within one's very own self. What are these phenomena that Descartes centuries ago reasoned soundly exist because one knows they think (cogito ergo sum of course). The materialist would have one believe that mind and consciousness are merely a biological process. But taking their argument sets up an infinite regress which is absurd. If consciousness is merely a series of patterns of electromagnetic impulses in the brain what then is the observer of consciousness? Is that also an electromagnetic impulse? If so humanity is collapsed to nothing more than prisoners within the spectrum of the mind's faculty of reason. Is that tenable? Hardly. Logicians also fail to grasp mind and consciousness relying on finite logic which then creates an artificial world of symbols that whilst perhaps logically sound cannot tell us if God exists or not. What then explains mind and consciousness? Indian metaphysics solved this conundrum millennia ago by presupposing consciousness to be non-matter. It defies finite physical laws. Based on that grounding epistemological issues are avoided and a sound ontological system explaining why one exists, why one dies, what is this world and who is God are all plausibly explained.

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