(To understand this blog you’ll want to begin at the beginning: HOME – Post 1, June 14, 2015). (glossary: N = Now, D = Demiourgos (God), C = Consciousness, Q = Incipient consciousness occurring at N,W = World State, t =- past)
1. N <—> W
2. But N must endure for a period
3. If there is to be change, more N is required
4. The period of N must be very, (but not infinitely), brief, to allow for rapid change, which is seen as motion.
5. No two N can exist together: time is only the present, ‘Now.’
6. Therefore N must end before a new N exists.
7. Therefore W occurs as a state, enduring for N [N(+W)].
8. Therefore, in order for change, a new W must replace W. No two W can occur together.
9. When N ends, W ends also.
10. When ~ N[N(+W)], there is nothing. Void.
11. Because of 5 & 8, no change occurs within N(+W)
12. N(+W) is inert.
13. Therefore, the laws and theoretical structures of physics and biology, though they seek to describe the nature of material existence at both the classical and quantum levels correctly or incorrectly, as the case may be, do not account for absolute time (only measurement of motion), existence or change. Physics, evolution, etc are not mistaken as observations of matter. They are misconstrued.
14. C is an act. Within N, C acts very briefly with N (Q).
15. As act, Q is not inert at N. (12)
16. Therefore Q is not a member of W, which is inert at N.
17. Therefore the action of C although it endures within N along with W, must have as its equivalence of being, a condition outside of W but does not exist as W because it is not inert at N.
18. But W is only known by and through C.
19. Therefore, C must be the originating cause of W and therefore because of /, of time as well.
20. So Q in W at N must not be C itself but a resonance or reflection of the act of C in bringing about C(+W). The act of creation of N(+W) is an act of C standing outside existence: the act of D.
C is not physical. It is not extended in space – it does not displace anything physical, including space – it does not displace anything physical including space. Physicality is a member of those things that exist. All things that exist are inert at N, but C as Q is an act at N.
Therefore, C (with a line on top), is not a member of existence according to definitions derived from important attributes of both. C does not exist. If this is the case, then the epistemic self which is Q in recognition of the logos also does not exist.
If the definitory attribute of existence is inertia at N. That of consciousness is act at N, then clearly the two conditions are mutually exclusive as members of the same class of conditions. But Q appears within existence as an act of knowing it and other things exist, which is to say either knowing of Q is false or the definition of ‘existence,’ is not correct as it stands.
What Q knows, over N and with the recollection of acts of N, is its own existence. It is, as they say, self-aware. Existence, as defined as a discrete inert state at N cannot act to know. Secondly, Q builds a world through the a priori act of categorizing the perceptia it selects.
From this series of acts, Q builds a world of objects from knowing. This world of empirical objects is entirely dependent on Q. Existence is what C knows itself to be and also what perceptia chooses as information of the known (and is dependent on C).
There is nothing else within existence that is incapable of denying its own being. Therefore, consciousness certainly exists. Therefore, the inertial state cannot be the defining attribute of existence. A more broad definition would be, ‘that which is known,’ a class that would include both consciousness as well as the state of inert epistemic objectivity.
Physicalia and consciousness would then be mutually exclusive sub-classes of existence. But the definition of existence as that which is known (knowing in the sense of experience, not certainty) – is perhaps too broad. It would include hallucinations and the voices that schizophrenics hear.
But on the other hand, these phenomena could be argued to exist, even if they don’t have a basis in physical reality. But then physical reality, though firmly believed by just about everybody to exist independently of consciousness is, in fact, dependent on perceptual experience policed by the consensus of the social world, or rather explanations of the nature of physical reality are.
A decision, it seems, must be made that has no firm root in either logic or experience. By accepting the proposition that existence is inert, we have to settle with the conclusion that C doesn’t exist as defined. The elementary consciousness within existence is possibly a type of resonance of consciousness which is a condition lying outside existence at N.
But by definition, everything in existence is inert. No resonance is inert.
Consciousness cannot be part of existence. Yet it is the only condition that is a knowledge of existence, which, in turn, is created as an inert state at the moment of time. Therefore, the consciousness that intends to bring about existence, lies beyond the condition of time and existence with that intentionality echoing in the act of being.
This echo is like a wave action pulsing and receding in the creation and annihilation of existence with each N. The creation of existence through successive moments of time is a series of inert states that gradually form the molecular capacity that in the change of chemical states set up the configuration of this ongoing change.
This is represented as electrical force – the positional changing of particles. The action of state change (one of the four logos categories), is in fact, the echo of that knowledge of existence we call consciousness.
But this knowledge that occurs in state-change is only an echo of the knowledge that brings existence into being at each N. Therefore what is knows is a particular location of place. In the case of physical existence, this place is in a biological complex that has been constructed over time to resonate as an echo of the wavemotion of change.
This has been given by the conscious intentionality of change at N. As an echo of consciousness in matter it is limited to matter – a biological complex where change over N presents configuration that provide the echo of consciousness with a point of reference that consciousness in the act of creating existence knows as a self.
There is only one consciousness that echoes in each particular location of living matter as a self: the reference point of life. So this one creating consciousness not only has its singularity, but the plurality of its echo in its created existence. The diversity of biological complexity particularly in bodies with brains and nervous systems allows for the diversity of the echo of consciousness in the self.
It would be much simpler to entertain a notion of ongoing time and the existence of living consciousness as an aberration in the natural chemical ongoing evolution of nucleic acids in biological complexes. But ongoing time is an illusion.
Time is only in existence for a moment in the interruption of nothingness to being about existence is an act of intentionality. No state of existence can affect non-existence. Once this is understood, it must follow that consciousness is the intentionality of an agent that can bring something out of nothing. Consciousness is not created matter.
To suggest that consciousness sets up a ‘resonance’ in the succession of states in biological complexes at a certain stage of development, is, of course, not actually the case. Resonance requires a medium for the transmission of sound waves. Nor is there a physical wave-motion.
The term, ‘resonance,’ as it is used here, is metaphoric, an attempt to describe obliquely what might be happening. The actual breakdown in mechanical terms of how conscious intentionality can somehow momentarily break down void and create a condition that is, in essence, the negation of the negative.
Not only that, but diverse echoes, images, reflections or shadows of itself (all metaphors) in the field of existence will likely never be comprehended by the echoes, images, reflections or shadows, no matter what state of development they eventually are given.
As reflection of the unity of intentional consciousness is given a mediator between it and matter – developed to present configuration patterns that are received by the reflection of consciousness in existence at N: Q. These patterns are received as perceptia and the acts of categorization and memory retrieval go to build the ontic self.
This is the extension of Q’s knowledge of self in terms of the logos. As a reflection of C and broken as it is by the annihilation of N(+W), Q’s knowledge of self must be renewed with each N and therefore the ontic self as well. But the ontic self has the creation of a new brain and body with each N in which the matter of the brain with memory of the old self, translated in, gives the self an ongoing awareness of itself in the world.
This is, of course, partial determinism in which Q/N’s intentionality is, in fact, that of the unified consciousness but realized after a passage of Q/N.
All existence, material (and possibly other modes), is created as an inert state at the briefest moment of time. Existence arrives in inert states because it is given as an interruption of void enduring for the moment, N of time. It is annihilated with time at the conclusion of that moment.
There is no change within W, the state of existence, because such would require a new period of time. But N as the smallest possible period of time cannot admit another temporal period within the lapse of its duration. Therefore, existence arrives at each N as a new state of being.
Therefore this represents the creation of an entirely new existence including a new universe of matter, or cosmos. Everything that exists in each new period of N exists as an inert state. Consciousness is not inert. It is an act, an occurrence at N. Therefore, consciousness is not a created existent at N; it does not exist in the terms of being that are created at N.
Therefore, its terms of being lie outside existence created at N. Only two conditions lie beyond created existence:
2) The agent D, that creates time and existence.
Consciousness is an act. An act is something. Void has nothing. No act; no state.
Therefore consciousness must have its being in D itself, represented by the intentionality in creation of existence in an orderly manner of state changing in such a way as to suggest a law-like succession that can rationally be interpreted as consistent motion and force.
What has hitherto in this enquiry been to consciousness appearing Q as act in the succession N(+W), is therefore not really consciousness at all, but something like a reflection of the intentionality of D in creating each new state of existence. Because existence is represented in place as well as time and being.
The reflection Q is present in every point of place in existence. In certain biological forms and complexes it recognizes itself as existing epistemically and then as a knower of what it conceives through categorical structuring of perceptia as a world of objects.
This happens over a succession of Q/N and gives rise to judgment of categories, understanding and eventually, contemplation because it is only a reflection of consciousness C in place, it is limited to physicality expanded communicatively into the social world which determines reality.
Consciousness is unified in D. Q/N, on the other hand, is subject to recollection of the self, (ontic self), in the world provided by its experience of categories of perceptia. This is different in each biological form according to its development.
All states and conditions within N and all outcomes of existence including Q/N are created in physical existence and are predetermined. We are not physical beings. We are reducible to experience – ultimately experience of ourselves. We experience no physical world but signals of information, perceptia, which we, in concert with all other experiencing selves, construct into a reality which includes ourselves as being in place with a cluster of ‘objects’ we call a ‘body.’
There is a circularity in our lives given over to the onta of physicality. We are a burst of echoes of the consciousness of the demiourgos the agent of being and time and which is the true reality, the source of all possibility. We are an echo sent into matter, the chemistry of which governs what we experience as perceptia.
How much we are capable of categorizing and thus attaining to understanding of ourselves and the cosmos of stuff we find ourselves in and finally the matter we are expelled into as mere echoes of the real, determines the frivolity of mood we must struggle through to achieve our understanding.
“I am not this!” “I am an image!” An image cast by something far greater than this mindless universe; just an image, yes, but something more than stuff, shapes, anew each moment of time.” The legend of the fallen angels comes to mind. We labour in the creation of this place until the stuff in which we reside, is broken apart.
Then what? Are we sent to echo somewhere else? This is not a benign place. It is given a nature of inert plasticity. We designate as ‘particles and space,’ which we mistakenly suppose to be restlessly moved around by forces which are attributes of the stuff itself. But the restlessness is given it by the demiourgos.
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