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Is time a creation of life ?

Prof. Ockels explains how time is created by human beings so that our brains can make sense of gravity.


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Comment icon #40 Posted by nothingman on 24 February, 2014, 6:15
Essence (consciousness) precedes existence. You can think the reverse but I think you would be confused. I know that you can't prove it. You did have reason to be confused about my previous statement. I mixed up your statement as 'the brain can exist w/o consciousness' which could be scary but is not what you said. Though I am conscious my brain does get things mixed up sometimes.
Comment icon #41 Posted by nothingman on 24 February, 2014, 6:26
Nice, let's go with your analogy. So our lifetime is a limited capacity tank. Seems we must have been designed then...
Comment icon #42 Posted by nothingman on 24 February, 2014, 7:32
Correction, I did have it right the first time. If consciousness is an emergent of the brain then the brain existed before it was conscious. The possibilities of what can emerge from the brain by pure chance scares me.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Rlyeh on 24 February, 2014, 9:31
So you can prove that consciousness existed before the first life form arose? No wait, you can't either. We've got evidence of what existed before life formed, you've got... well nothing. Yeah, just look at the straw man that emerged from yours. If unguided processes frighten you, you must've had a real tough time in chemistry.
Comment icon #44 Posted by nothingman on 24 February, 2014, 10:03
No, I can only state with absolute certainty that neither my assertion or yours is provable. The difference being that my assertion makes sense and yours is nonsense. You have nothing. Suppose you posted your so called proof on here? It can't prove what formed said pre-conscious matter. Any proof is non credible. There is a difference between fear and cowardice. Any difficulties that I may have had in school are not pertinent to this discussion.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Rlyeh on 24 February, 2014, 10:12
Well no yours doesn't make sense nor is it supported by evidence. You said it yourself, you won't support your claims, then again you couldn't if you wanted to. Coupled with your earlier declaration that any counter view is foolish, it appears this is nothing more than a religious conviction. So it's from cowardice you make your statements?
Comment icon #46 Posted by nothingman on 24 February, 2014, 12:30
Neither of our assertions can be proved. If I could prove mine I'd publish it widely, not on here. You suugest that their is indisputable evidence that matter existed before consciousness. I know that such evidence lacks credibility. Man hasn't even proven that there is no life outside of earth. If we were to prove that matter preceded us that doesn't prove that it preceded consciousness. All we can ever have is a belief on the subject. Many people find that religious beliefs help them make some sense of it. My religious beliefs or lack of are again not pertinent.
Comment icon #47 Posted by Rlyeh on 24 February, 2014, 12:55
And yet every example of consciousness has come from biological organisms composed of matter. Life outside of earth isn't going to change that. Your special pleading implies otherwise.
Comment icon #48 Posted by The Id3al Experience on 24 February, 2014, 19:13
well just because something scares you doesnt make it false. I understand where you are coming from, Its a very nice and interesting theory, and myself once thought as you. however, I do not beleive conisousness came first. Cheers for the Chat

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