do you agree, however, that consciousness is is a name given to an aspect of living creatures? I suppose there is a possibility that plants have what we label consciousness, but I cannot envisage any hypothesis or test which could verify this! Even more unlikely is the possibility of finding out whether planet Earth and the rest of the universe is conscious or 'has' consciousness. However, since consciousness does not, as far as we know at present, exist without living creatures - and, very remotely possibly, plants - on what basis do you think it has, or is, whichever verb you prefer, consciousness?.Quote
My perception is that consciousness isn't something we have but what we and the whole world are ...
[/quoteHow can a univers *have* intelligence? Do you define intelligence in a subjective and/or unique way? If you make the claim that the univers has 'innate intelligence', how have you discerned this?Quote
So my understanding is that we are microcosmic co-creators of our Universe's innate intelligence.