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Re: Determinism Vs. Freewill
« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2008, 08:27:53 pm »
I don't propose where it came from. Just that it "is". Like the Universe itself, I can't explain where it came from and understand further study is needed. I do not propose that I have the answer, merely that the current understanding of our consciousnesses is inadequate to explain it.

I define consciousness as our actual existence of self. I have no other way to describe it.

I would describe it as our eyes are our windows into the world, and our consciousness is what is on the other side of the window. That isn't a great way to describe it, but the only way I could come up with. The thing is, despite how amazing our consciousness is, it still needs to have some rules. Even if we lived in a universe with magic, there would still need to be some type of system.
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