henry quirk wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:53 pm
The flaw is 'because you had to'.
I don't have to...
...have the next cuppa coffee.
...the next cigarette.
...the next angry moment with a family member.
...and on and on.
You don’t have to, right up until the instant that you sip, that you puff, or that you shout it all out.
At the moment that you do any of those things, you have to, whether cause be hunger or appetite.
Until that moment of doing, until the moment of action (which is movement which is change which is tracks of time), exactly what it is that you might do is a matter of probability dependent upon conditions. One of the conditions is consciousness filtering awareness through the biological assemblage of compounded elements called you, at that moment.
Consciousness is either complete, or partial.
- Partial consciousness is also called, a state of consciousness.
- The less partial the consciousness, the more complete/higher the state of consciousness.
Awareness that mistakenly identifies with any particular state of consciousness, high as it may be, has erroneously assigned permanence to the understanding of reality that was shaped and filtered by the state of consciousness.
- This happens all the time, and accounts for how we end up with yutes doing stupid things under various chemical influences.
- Fortunately for the species but sadly for the individual (given the chemical influences upon consciousness portals these days, Darwin made an award to account for such evolutionary experiments.
Action can flow from many states of consciousness, but not all.