I like Jude's thesis because INFORMATION is a consciousness attribute. To say that "mind and matter are essentially the same", is to REMEMBER that we ALL have information prescient in our lives. Every detail, as well as the Holon theory (The Eye of Spirit--Ken Wilber), has identified consciousness as the KEYSTONE ability to KNOW what we are observing and experiencing, AT MULTIPLE LEVELS of sensory (physical) and sensation (mental) information. As Enigcom says, we gain all of this through sufferance. It is the last, and final CRAM SESSION FOR THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF KNOWLEDGE. Again, as Enigcom says, we are amazed that we GET TO DO THIS, if we will.
What is TRULY AMAZING IS THE DEPTHS AND HEIGHTS AND WIDTHS AND LENGTHS AND CENTER POINT of the consciousness phenomena. We can only, eventually, KNOW WHO WE ARE THROUGHOUT THE DEMANDS OF LIFE. Asleep we inquire of dreams; awake we discover the world of Reality. The Holonic dimensions* pervade our perceptions at every level of awareness. We are perpetual acclimatizations of NEW AND OLD formats of informed intelligence. This is why we continue to strive for MORE INFORMATION EVERY DAY. WE ARE HARD WIRED TO KNOW THE EVIDENTIAL TRUTHS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE INFORMATIONAL UNIVERSE.
*Holon: whereby every particular part, or parts, are included in the next level of wholeness. This is a "ladder" phenomenon, and goes up or down the ladder, the larger including the lesser. "That which being a whole in one context, is part of a wider whole in another". "...an order of increasing Holons, representing an increase in wholeness and integrative capacity".
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