Consciousness first

Would we know that consciousness exists

without being conscious first?

Come to think of it

would we know that anything exists

– including thought?

Therefore, why believe

that neural operations in the brain

somehow gauge its reality

by being different

and indifferent?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

 

Discovery

Did nature give us a brain

to gain a mind in return?

So who’s the proud owner?

Does the brain tell us what to do

– organising our actions and decisions

formulating our ideas, concepts, and reasons

– the engine of thinking, knowing and memory

orientating scientific understandings

in the ‘neurological mind’

in order to discover

what it is doing?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

 

Purpose

We can’t see a purpose to existence

in all its purposeless causes

yet we can tell that purpose exists:

that it is ‘up and running’

here, on earth

and that life procures purposes

in an evolving nature

set in an expanding universe

of realities building on realities:

purposelessness to purpose

object to subject

action with intent.

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

Science

Idea of nature

Ideal of proof

Culture of causality

– beginnings without meaning

eventualities without purpose

prognosis of entropy.

Objective understanding

– rationale of reductionism

evidence as explanation

confirmation by default.

Quantifier of the unseen

Diviner of the unknown

Premise of truth

Promise of control.

Mike Laidler

Power

‘To be or not to be’

Cause AND effect

Formation

– the shaping of change.

The potential for necessities to come

The possibility of alternatives

Continuity

– parts to the whole.

The how

that posits an explanation.

The why

that asks.

Mike Laidler