The Many Ways the Universe Observes Itself

On this planet, and probably countless more, inanimate atoms became molecules which formed cells and over billions of years those cells evolved into complex organisms which finally became viruses, plants, animals, salamanders, banyan trees and human beings. Without giving it any thought, with no way to think it, the universe brought into existence a way of making itself seen.

There is more than one way to see. A leaf turns to the light. A chimpanzee selects a piece of fruit. A fish sees a smaller fish. An eagle sees a rabbit. A dolphin rescues a sailor. A dog welcomes us home. While all of these actions are guided by a process falling under the general heading of Intelligence, humans seem to be fairly unique in our ability for conscious thought. We see, we know, and we know we know.


The Universe, without consciousness, evolved living things with consciousness and the ability to experience the Universe in a multitude of ways.

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 A quintessence of dust
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Ebert, Roger (March 30, 2011 7:21), A quintessence of dust, Chicago Tribune, Retrieved on 2011-04-05
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