Consciousness – The next frontier!

Science is still in its infancy. Our knowledge and understanding expands by the second. Give it a couple of thousand years and there is no telling what it will have uncovered. It will be a different world.

Consciousness is something that we have only recently had the tools to enable us to explore. It is a wondrous result of evolution.

Are all creatures conscious? Do plants possess consciousness? Who would dare say?

Will we develop machines that are fully conscious in the near future? Will they be independent and more intelligent than us?

How many creatures on this planet have had consciousness on a par with our own? Surely the other species of humans had? But they are, unfortunately, gone. Surely our nearest ape cousins have consciousness comparable to our own? Surely whales, with their bigger brains than us have comparable consciousness to that of our own? – Different certainly, but on a par – or superior?

Consciousness is a wondrous thing to be cherished. However you believe it came about surely it is to be nourished, nurtured and celebrated?

Why then are we not cherishing it? Why are we driving our cousin, the apes, to extinction? Hunting and killing Orangutans, Chimps and Gorillas? Harpooning whales for a little blubber and a snack?

Why can’t we cherish something that is so wondrous and seek to preserve it?

‘You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.’

 

9 thoughts on “Consciousness – The next frontier!

  1. Namaste Opher πŸ™‚

    “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

    “The sea is the universal sewer.”

    “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting.”

    ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer ~

    Namaste πŸ™‚

    DN

      1. Of course I did Dewin. You haven’t commented on the Fang poem I wrote for you! I got it done before midnight. If I’d noticed it sooner I might have had longer.

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