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Farrukh Yakubov

Student, Purdue University


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Where do you think consciousness comes from?

Science can give answers to many things, but consciousness seems to be an unsolved mystery. Why do you think people have consciousness? Where does it come from? Do you think it can be created artificially? How?
You may answer based on anything you know, it does not have to be a proven fact. Thank you.


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    Jul 31 2011: consciousness - the unity of our five senses: taste, smell, hearing, sight, touch, through which we perceive the world and describe it. You'll say that animals have such feelings, too. Yes, but their brains do not have a descriptive quality, which is ours. We can describe the place with us through the events of the question. So consciousness - I think this is a descriptive process of our brain. It is taken by intuition (a combination of the five senses) and accumulated knowledge. In general, I believe that consciousness is our relationship with the cosmos, and the great minds of humanity have always paid attention to the cosmic processes.
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      Jul 31 2011: Ekaterina,
      I agree that consciousness includes our senses, which gives us information to determine how we perceive and describe the world, and I also agree that the consciousness is part of the descriptive process of the brain, including intuition and accumulated knowledge. How then, in your perception, does the consciousness connect us with the cosmos?

      My own perception, is that consciousness is similar to an energy field that flows through the body, embracing/including everything you describe above and more:>)
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        Jul 31 2011: You can draw an analogy "consciousness - is the mind". But mind - is already cosmic itself. The only creature on planet earth that has a mind - a man, all the rest have just instinct. The energy field around the body - this is not the only field,there is also a field of mental energy, there is a field of memory - a torsion field, this field is the noosphere. So many fields that are stronger than the other one. And only a person can read information from a torsion field. Also, many esoteric say that human hair - this antenna, the connection to the cosmos. And I agree with that.

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