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What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

01/06/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

Link: https://theconversation.com/what-if-consciousness-is-not-what-drives-the-human-mind-86785

 

If the experience of consciousness does not confer any particular advantage, it’s not clear what its purpose is. But as a passive accompaniment to non-conscious processes, we don’t think that the phenomenon of personal awareness has a purpose, in much the same way that rainbows do not. Rainbows simply result from the reflection, refraction and dispersion of sunlight through water droplets – none of which serves any particular purpose.

And after all.  Rainbows are pretty.  Isn't that a purpose, he said tongue-in-cheekily.

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