The Theory Of Consciousness And Consciousness Essay

1010 Words Mar 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Consciousness is a difficult concept to explain since it is difficult to grasp. It is defined as an awareness or perception of one’s self and the world around them. It is challenging to define consciousness because it is difficult to describe how one is aware and able to think with their minds; when it is something people can do naturally. From a physics perspective, it would be effective to create a program to understand consciousness starting with atoms or elementary particles (Vasavada 5). However, scientifically, almost nothing is known about consciousness. People often think about why they have a mind capable of creating thoughts and how they are able to understand where their physical body starts and ends and where other objects are in reference. It is often questioned how the world is made up of physical parts. This is true of the brain; yet out of all the physical parts in the world, it is only the brain out of all these objects, which is able to create a mind capable of thoughts, awareness, and thus consciousness. We as humans, are still not able to explain where consciousness comes from, how we have it, and even if it is a way we are connected to the universe or all living things. “Starting with elementary particles, inanimate objects like rocks etc, then cells, plants, bacteria, animals and finally human beings would have progressively increasing consciousness” (Vasavada 5). One could argue simple living things and inanimate objects are not capable of…

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