A NEW EVOLUTIONARY VIEW OF CONSCIOUSNESS
The premise herein is that the BIG BANG, and/or the INFLATIONARY (1) start of our Universe resulted in a primitive force of energy that became ‘PRIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS’ – the original “building blocks” and source for what we refer to today as “consciousness.” This primal force was filled with incredibly high energy density, huge temperatures and pressures that were rapidly expanding and cooling. Approximately 0-37 seconds into the expansion, a phase transition caused a cosmic inflation, during which the Universe grew exponentially. (2) Shortly thereafter these primal forces (also known as the 4 forces of nature) that would eventually initiate the formation of Matter become involved with consciousness, differentiated into all of the known forces – the Strong force (Gluon), the Electromagnetic force (Photon), the Weak force (radiation) and Gravity.(3) It is speculated that the earliest particles manifested that eventually became Matter were also present in that massive conflagration. The Quarks, were held within a dense hot Gluon (the strong force) Plasma. Electrons were expanding throughout space without attachments.(4) However, it was not until 300,000 years later that the Electromagnetic Forces were able to capture the wild streaming Electrons and bind them into orbitals around the the Strong Force bound Quarks, which were the first Protons. Thereby, the first neutral Matter came into existence, Hydrogen.(5) Therefore, the Primal Forces, the tremendous primitive energies that were present at the start of the Big Bang, were the materials out of which all of the matter that exists today, In fact, the two Primal forces namely, The Strong Force and The Electromagnetic Force that initiated Matter’s formation at this Space-Time still controls all manifested matter. The important point to remember here, in order to best understand the premise for which I will expound upon, is that those very early Forces of Energy, which you can think of as “primal”, early, pre or proto-consciousness came directly from the Big Bang. This “energy” was present first, long before those original Big Bang components eventually became “matter.” Matter became stable and completed, controlled by those forces 300,000 years after the Big Bang. The Evolutionary Path to more complexity was led by these Forces. Now, 13.7 billion years later, what does this mean for our own times and our understanding of that which we call consciousness?
THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE AND ITS EVOLUTION
In the previous paragraph there is an omission of mentioning the Quantum Mechanical aspects that must be obliged to be involved in all of the reaction that had taken place at the moment of the Inflationary Big Bang. The quantum world of particle-wave duality and particle-entanglement would have been part of this evolving scenario. The description of the Big Bang and the exact details of its dynamic Inflationary expansion is still presently viewed as a slightly incomplete theory. Nonetheless, the presence of enigmatic quantum mechanical physics at the instant the universe started would be more of an absolute. (6)
Herein, we are obliged to recognize the evolving concept of “entropy”. The use of the many definitions of Entropy is used herein as the evolutionary propensity to become more complex. That is, in evolution, the more simple keeps extrapolating into a continuing complexity. We see this in particle physics (matter) wherein the electron and and its proton ( composed of 2 up quarks and one down quark held together by the strong force gluon) became the hydrogen atom, adding a neutron (2 down quarks and 1 up quark) and an electron to become helium. These quantum physical reactions take place within stars. Stars can make a small amounts other other additional atoms, however exploding stars (Supernovas) are able to produce most all of the heavier atoms of the Periodic Table. (7) The primitive single-cell entities of our early planet continued to become more complex and eventually evolved into all of the multicellular enormously complex species presently on this planet at this date, including us. We usually only view this phenomenon as evolving matter. How about the other “stuff” that may have started all of this; the primal forces, which was the primal consciousness. Is that stuff evolving too? Is the quantum world and its subatomic influence changing as matter evolves? Yes!
Human beings as well as all of the other species that are present on planet Earth at this moment in time started with the most primitive singled cell organism at least 3.5 billion years ago. The impetus for the extraordinary evolutionary process and survival for those primitive cells was fueled by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis utilizes the “LIGHT ENERGY” (the electromagnetic force) from our sun that converts chemical energy that can be used to fuel an organism’s (MATTER) activity. The evolutionary continuum of this entropic phenomenon has brought this planet into its present day state, and is still very much part of planetary survival. The millions of species that have become extinct and the millions of species that are extant at this time, were all initiated by ENERGY affecting MATTER. Although it is recognized that one source of this energy is the well known photon, the electromagnetic “FORCE”, this recognition is usually not taken into consideration when evaluating more complex tissues, (all composed of matter and their controlling forces). Recently there have been published studies showing the exacting processes of the photosynthesis reactions. Photons ( the electromagnetic force) inducing the emergence of energized electrons ( Excitons ) that produce profound effects in bacteria and plants. The phenomenon is totally a quantum effect. (8) (9) (10)
SPACE IS NOT EMPTY, ITS FILLED WITH “STUFF” THAT MAY IMPACT CONSCIOUSNESS
Space: the enigma of many differing scientific studies.; the something from nothing phenomenon. Matter seem to come out of empty space. We now know that empty space is apparently not empty.(11) It seems that empty space is filled with the evolved forces that can manifest in a vast variety of physical phenomenon. Nonetheless, though the forces of matter, (consciousness) manifested matter, those forces are still intimately connected to the matter that it manifested. The extraordinary revelation that all manifested matter only constitutes less than 5% of the total universe should have given the scientific community a clue to the possible roles of the other 95%. However, it’s relevant to point out that what is considers manifested matter ( less than 5%)contain the gluon mass holding the all of the quarks in all of the nuclei of all manifested matter and all of the electromagnetic forces that are holding the all of the electrons in their orbital paths around all of the nuclei of that manifested matter. This still portends to demonstrate that the forces are still controlling all of the manifested matter. It is now known that Dark Matter, the unseen stuff that is holding galaxies together constitute 23% of the universe. And, the “big guy” 72%, Dark Energy is causing every galaxy in the universe to continually fly apart. (12) If we can consider the Dark Energy a differentiated form of consciousness, (it has become stronger with time)is it possible to evaluate another type of differentiated energy, “CONSCIOUSNESS” more close to home, like within a human being, and more specifically within the human brain? This paper will not address the anatomical divisions, and functional capacities of the human brain nor describe the functionality of the various neuronal and glial cells.
Nonetheless, the point being that brain tissue is undoubtable the most evolved tissues of the human anatomy. And, to further to relate that, ‘within and controlling’, each and every atom in each and every molecules that makes up these tissue are the forces of matter that led its evolution.
EXPLAINING CONSCIOUSNESS IS AN ONGOING SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVOR
The enigma of human consciousness is not understood in any way. In the countless scientific endeavors of any type of brain research nor in neural or pathological conditions, consciousness is never directly addressed. Patients that display any type of what is considered abnormalities of behavior patterns are neatly categorized into a myriad of medical terminologies that are intended to describes their evaluated clinical conditions and the possible therapeutic solutions. We are referring herein to behavior changes in personalities. Some of these personality disorders are categorizes as: paranoid, schizoid, discoidal, emotionally unstable, histrionic, anankastic, anxious etc.
There are other pathological neuronal disorders, that are not relevant to the premise proposed herein. There have been recent attempts to see if there are any differences in live brain scans X-rays and MRI viewings in these patients, when compared to individuals that are considered normal. However, there has not been any verifiable consensus of the differences. There has been some evidence that patients that have taken long term psychotic drugs seem to have brain changes in their brains scans.(13)All of the evidential modifications of brain are deemed in the MATTER of the brain, and never have been equated to the CONSCIOUSNESS of the individual. The major current consensus of the medical community is that the matter of the brain is the source of the consciousness, its master and controller.This premise of this paper is in direct disagreement with that long held medical view and there are recent research theories and their publications that at the least equate consciousness with the quantum mechanical subatomic world. (14)
NEW THEORIES ON QUANTUM MECHANICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Drs. Hameroff and Penrose propose that the most likely carrier of quantum consciousness are the Microtubules that are in all of the types of brain cells that include the neurons and their related glial cells. They believe that their Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch OR) model which includes quantum superposition/computation occur within microtubules. This premise could explain some the following enigmas:
- Consciousness brain processes within neurons at the level cytoskeletal microtubules.
- Spectacularly fast (25 milliseconds) pre-consciousness processing.
- Free will
- Conscious experiences within this model could be embedded in the basic level of reality that could be described by modern physics.
However, although this work has relevance, it fails to recognize that the forces of matter could be playing an evolutionary part in the total explanation. Further, their explanation of when consciousness came into fruition is questionable, less than1 billion years ago. Blue-Green algae were involved in quantum photosynthesis 3.5 billion years ago.
The premise of this paper is to equate the consciousness of human beings to the forces that help control the matter of their brains. Further, to declare that human consciousness is a holographic essence that contains quantum particle wave-dualities along with particle entanglement processes and has been in a continual evolvement of the forces of brain matter. This essence force is, and always has been intimately connected to the human’s brain matter and to an individual’s consciousness providing their individual personality and behavior patterns that are presented to their individual cultural environments. Disruption of any part of the matter of the brain such as sevre psychological trauma, pathological and neurological illnesses and perhaps epigenetic mutations and other shocking traumas can have a profound effect on the holographic quantum essence force. Any material or severe physiological traumatic shock to this system may break the intimate connectivity of that individual’s brain matter and its holographic quantum consciousness essence and will produce a deleterious effects on those individual’s personalities and behavior patterns.
THIS PAPER PROPOSES THE FOLLOWING INSIGHTS:
From the beginning of time in our Universe, the forces of matter, (THE EVOLVED PRIMAL ENERGY FORCE RESULTING FROM THE INFLATIONARY BIG BANG) begot MATTER, controls it, and is in constant intimate quantum association with it. (17)
When a human being is learning a completely new concept, whether in a classroom or a jungle or from a communicating teacher, parent or mentor, what is the communicating STUFF that is communicating to their brains (MATTER)? Since our brains are not hanging out of our heads there is an intervening mechanism. Our brain’s matter collects this new information from that enigmatic invisible highly evolved communicator, oh yes, its our CONSCIOUSNESS. (18)
It is our environmental external consciousness that imprint upon the matter of our brains the lessons of adaptability and ultimately enhanced survival, not accidental mutational accidents.(19)
Self recognition is not only a human concept, it has been seen in many other species. This is an evolutionary consciousness universal reality that has research credentials.It is a prejudicial elitist attitude that does not recognize this reality. (20)
There is a rare birth condition that forces surgeon to surgically remove half of an individuals brain, named hemisphenectomy. Although many of these individuals have occasional seizures, their personalities are completely intact and their academic achievements are deemed better than most whole brain contemporaries. (21)
Multiple personalities have had a centuries old history in the annals of medical records. And, through the evolving profession of psychiatry addressed this condition, there has never been a consensual explanation for this bizarre phenomenon.(22)
-Possession is a phenomenon recognized by most Christian denomination and was a recognized phenomenon before the time of Christ. The possessed individual was not considered evil, however, the invading personality (another consciousness) was always considered demonic. The ritual of exorcism has been practiced throughout the 2 millenniums that this threatening phenomena has been pursued, and is still practiced at this time.(23)
-Dreams, so common in mankind and has also been scientifically detected in almost all animals is still a completely unknown enigmatic phenomenon. It is always equated with the consciousness of the individual human dreamer however, countless explanations of this process has always remained inadequate and still shrouded in mystery.(24)
-Meditation. What is happening during deep meditative practices? Practitioners of meditation mostly believe that they are inducing a “Mode of Consciousness” in order realize some benefit. Consciousness is deemed the key, not the matter of the brain.(25)
-Hitting a 97 mile-per-hour fast ball. The baseball player‘s external concentrating consciousness allows him to react instantaneously. If he had to wait for all the neurons to fire after his eyes saw the pitch coming, he could not react in time to swing the bat. The instantaneous decisions of whether to swing or not to swing may be as little as .008 seconds. The decisions must be made when the ball is 15 to 10 feet away
Physic Phenomenon has been around humanity for thousands of years, and had been recognized in all cultures similarly though there had never been any contact between these cultures. Modern so called scientific societies has viewed these claimed phenomenon as superstitious ignorance. Nonetheless, there are credentialed scientist that are involved in the science of parapsychology and have been able to reproduce many aspects of this phenomenon.(26)
-Electric Shock Treatments is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anesthetized patients for severe depression, mania, catatonia, for a therapeutic effect. The patients are obliged to give a written informed consent. This therapy is usually given to individuals whose drug regimens did not produce any curative benefits. Although there has been ongoing research in this field for many years, and there has been beneficial result, it mode of action is unknown. (27)
A NEW EVALUATION OF THE POSSIBLE REASON FOR THE SEEMINGLY EFFECTIVENESS FOR ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY
In reviewing the constructs of all matter, including the matter that composes the human brain, all of the atoms composing the molecules therein have, depending upon their atomic weights, contain quadrillions of electrons in orbital paths around each atom. As difficult as it is to picture these viable quantum realms, taking the simplest, the hydrogen atom, of which there are quadrillions in all living molecular constructs, the following image can be surmised. If the nucleus of one hydrogen atom containing only one proton ( 2 up quarks 1 down quark held in place by the strong FORCE GLUON) is imagined the size of an orange, the single electron orbiting (held loosely in place by the ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCE), that nucleus would be approximately one half mile away. That’s a lot of space between the simplest construct of all matter. All of the other atoms that compose all of the other molecules comprising the organisms of viable life forms are completely unimaginable.
An important reality must be realized even though it is impossible to picture. The simplest construct of matter, the electron, held in its orbital place by the electromagnetic force, is the only “contact” interface between the electrons of all other atoms of matter. This connection cannot be visualized between these particles anywhere in our whole universe, let alone in the human brain. As electric shock (electron streams) therapy appears to benefit a substantial number of patients, does this controversial therapy somehow realign electrons of the brain?
Consciousness, although primitive and primal was present in our universe several seconds after the initiation of the inflationary big bang. Consciousness is a quantum secretion of the forces of matter. When matter came into existence it was stabilized by the forces of matter, ie., the quantum consciousness. Matter would have never existed without the forces of matter, the quantum consciousness.
In the initiation of our universe, primitive consciousness was contained within the quantum mechanical plasma that almost immediately differentiated into all of the forces of matter after the inflationary big bang. 300,000 years later the expanding universe had cooled sufficiently so that the evolving quantum forces were able to stabilize the first neutral atoms of hydrogen, the first construct of matter. Thereafter, the quantum forces and the newly formed matter evolved together. However, it was the quantum forces that led the evolution that eventually resulted in the universe that we see today. Our human consciousness is the end product of the hidden quantum forces that led this evolution.
We have named this fantastically great personal enigmatic mystical phenomenon, our individualized intellectual self-awareness, ‘you know, it’s me, hi !’ – consciousness. There is no doubt that the human brain is probably the most evolved tissue matter on this planet. However, the human brain is not the master nor the provider of our consciousness. How much longer shall we allow a substantial number of scientists that study the human brain and all of its phenomenal activities to continually proclaim to the lay public that our consciousness is manifested by a living spongy hunk of meat?!
Recently a number of physicist believe that there is a possibility that other universes may exist i.e. multiverses. (28) they further surmise that the physics in those different universes may not be the same that exist in our universe. However, in our universe the forces that differentiated immediately after our universe came into existence was the primal consciousness that became the controller of the manifested matter. Matter could not have come into existence without these consciousness forces, and could not have evolved without the consciousness force. Nonetheless, consciousness can and does exist without matter.
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