Goat777
Goat777
Dec 28, 2019 · 1 min read

This is the pivot upon which all else rests! Which is the more fundamental? consciousness or matter? Where your intuition, feeling, understanding and knowledge falls on this, dictates how, to a large extent, you approach the world; It informs your concerns, favoured themes and viewpoint in general.

To conclude that matter is derived from the more fundamental ‘medium’ of consciousness is to concede there is a greater freedom and mutability in what we think of as ‘reality’. To conclude the opposite is to constrict and fix! Consciousness becomes a wasp trapped in a jar.

Dawkins’ zealousness in outgrowing God and religion seems almost religious itself. Our human idea of God though, seems to be just a placeholder for a consciousness more fundamental than our own. What else can it be? We are adept, however, at projecting our fragmented consciousness’ onto whatever process set us here. I think Dawkins is triggered by our need to be parented, looked after and saved. It does seem a bit of an abnegation of agency, I suppose.

However, pointing out the obvious inconsistencies and absurdities in a ‘holy book’ collated from various sources over the last few thousand years, casts absolutely no light on the question of the primacy of consciousness.

Science is split on this, but I think the smart money is on the idea that consciousness is the well-spring source from which matter comes into being.

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