We experience being conscious, having minds. While we’re conscious we can generate novelties, things that didn’t previously exist, such as new kinds of bridges, social web software platforms. Brain and mind evolved together and work together to Consciously Generate Novelties (“CGN”). Such a combination of a brain and a mind I call a “CoGN-ome,” or cognome. Evolution generates novelties, new kinds of living creatures. Nothing purely physical generates novelties, so evolution = a cognome. In this cognome, what corresponds to brains in us is genomes. Genomes can read each other’s minds, they communicate telepathically. The cognome of evolution forms a tree, with intelligent nodes--minds--at every level from individual cells up through species, to entire living kingdoms. I name it the genome-Genie. Each intelligent node, corresponding to bats, or sharks, can be studied as an individual conscious person, as you might study octopuses and baboons. Each node can “recall” a species from its genome as a thought, rethink it, and save it back in physical form as changed genes, thus creating a new species. Species are thoughts in the genome-Genie’s many minds. This is how evolution works. Thinking is thoughts evolving into one another. Consciousness comes into existence as thoughts evolve. Natural selection is simply one more tool available to evolution’s cognome. Some of these points are based on observation and experiences. Some are simply made up to round out the theory to make it account for everything that science can’t. These points are developed more fully in my books, “Are You Wonderful?” and “Re- thinking What it Means We Evolved.” Such a theory can provide an alternative against which to assess the success of the modern synthesis in accounting for what happens in evolution. For example, Hans Driesch pointed out that when you cut some invertebrates in half, the cells along the two cut edges used to be growing next to each other, they’re as similar as can be. But now one edge knows to regrow a back end, the other edge knows to regrow a front end and each knows when to stop growing when the missing half is complete. What makes this happen? Individual cells seem to know the plan of the whole animal, and their part in restoring any missing part. This involves parts of the creature growing back by processes entirely unlike how they grew in the first place, from an embryo. This is hard to account for by natural selection, there’d not have been enough such repairs to have selected for entirely different methods of growing back the same body parts. The creature’s cognome seems to hold a plan for the whole creature, that every cell can identify itself with respect to. Does what I’m calling the genome-Genie amount to God, or any kind of god? I don’t think so. It doesn’t care about individual creatures, it’s interested only in having enough copies of itself to exist. It’s not eternal, or infinite, or all knowing--species often go extinct. So, no, it’s not any kind of a god. Something valuable my theory does is, it simplifies. Forget free will, forget determinism. Too complicated. The focus is on something cut and dried--nature’s creativity. Compare the Earth to Mars, Mars is all physical determinism, the Earth is covered in life. See the difference? We’re part of that life, we share in its creativity. Don’t fret over how the brain and the mind communicate, obviously they can, they evolved as a single unit, to work together, a cognome. Science has made that into a problem? Too bad for science. The living world comes as persons, each of us, our thoughts, other species, evolution itself--nodes in the genome/Genie. To know them better, start by studying what’s out there in the world, living creatures and how they evolved. Once there were only microbes, now there are elephants. Understand that, you’ve cracked the code. Meanwhile, just know, you are wonderful. Celebrate how wonderful you are through study of nature. Look in yourself for talents as wonderful as those of any prodigy. Those talents are there, built into you, for you to find and develop. Join with others in weekly celebrations of wonder. You are not just something physical, as Darwinism says. You are wonderful. Who or what are you? You decide that by which theory of evolution you accept. Which theory you accept sets limits to what you’re capable of. Set the bar high.
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A better theory, the “genome-Genie”
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We experience being conscious, having minds. While we’re conscious we can generate novelties, things that didn’t previously exist, such as new kinds of bridges, social web software platforms. Brain and mind evolved together and work together to Consciously Generate Novelties (“CGN”). Such a combination of a brain and a mind I call a “CoGN-ome,” or cognome. Evolution generates novelties, new kinds of living creatures. Nothing purely physical generates novelties, so evolution = a cognome. In this cognome, what corresponds to brains in us is genomes. Genomes can read each other’s minds, they communicate telepathically. The cognome of evolution forms a tree, with intelligent nodes--minds--at every level from individual cells up through species, to entire living kingdoms. I name it the genome-Genie. Each intelligent node, corresponding to bats, or sharks, can be studied as an individual conscious person, as you might study octopuses and baboons. Each node can “recall” a species from its genome as a thought, rethink it, and save it back in physical form as changed genes, thus creating a new species. Species are thoughts in the genome- Genie’s many minds. This is how evolution works. Thinking is thoughts evolving into one another. Consciousness comes into existence as thoughts evolve. Natural selection is simply one more tool available to evolution’s cognome. Some of these points are based on observation and experiences. Some are simply made up to round out the theory to make it account for everything that science can’t. These points are developed more fully in my books, “Are You Wonderful?” and “Re-thinking What it Means We Evolved.” Such a theory can provide an alternative against which to assess the success of the modern synthesis in accounting for what happens in evolution. For example, Hans Driesch pointed out that when you cut some invertebrates in half, the cells along the two cut edges used to be growing next to each other, they’re as similar as can be. But now one edge knows to regrow a back end, the other edge knows to regrow a front end and each knows when to stop growing when the missing half is complete. What makes this happen? Individual cells seem to know the plan of the whole animal, and their part in restoring any missing part. This involves parts of the creature growing back by processes entirely unlike how they grew in the first place, from an embryo. This is hard to account for by natural selection, there’d not have been enough such repairs to have selected for entirely different methods of growing back the same body parts. The creature’s cognome seems to hold a plan for the whole creature, that every cell can identify itself with respect to. Does what I’m calling the genome-Genie amount to God, or any kind of god? I don’t think so. It doesn’t care about individual creatures, it’s interested only in having enough copies of itself to exist. It’s not eternal, or infinite, or all knowing--species often go extinct. So, no, it’s not any kind of a god. Something valuable my theory does is, it simplifies. Forget free will, forget determinism. Too complicated. The focus is on something cut and dried--nature’s creativity. Compare the Earth to Mars, Mars is all physical determinism, the Earth is covered in life. See the difference? We’re part of that life, we share in its creativity. Don’t fret over how the brain and the mind communicate, obviously they can, they evolved as a single unit, to work together, a cognome. Science has made that into a problem? Too bad for science. The living world comes as persons, each of us, our thoughts, other species, evolution itself--nodes in the genome/Genie. To know them better, start by studying what’s out there in the world, living creatures and how they evolved. Once there were only microbes, now there are elephants. Understand that, you’ve cracked the code. Meanwhile, just know, you are wonderful. Celebrate how wonderful you are through study of nature. Look in yourself for talents as wonderful as those of any prodigy. Those talents are there, built into you, for you to find and develop. Join with others in weekly celebrations of wonder. You are not just something physical, as Darwinism says. You are wonderful. Who or what are you? You decide that by which theory of evolution you accept. Which theory you accept sets limits to what you’re capable of. Set the bar high.
Physicalism-NO. Creationism-NO. Folk Psychology-YES.
A better theory, “genome-Genie”
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