Monday, October 29, 2012

An Anatomy of Cellular Consciousness

An Anatomy of Cellular Consciousness

Most of the human body is made up of water, H2O, with cells consisting of 65-90% water by weight. Therefore, it isn't surprising that most of a human body's mass is oxygen. Carbon, the basic unit for organic molecules, comes in second. 99% of the cellular mass of the human body is made up of just six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.
  1. Oxygen (65%)
  2. Carbon (18%)
  3. Hydrogen (10%)
  4. Nitrogen (3%)
  5. Calcium (1.5%)
  6. Phosphorus (1.0%)
  7. Potassium (0.35%)
  8. Sulfur (0.25%)
  9. Sodium (0.15%)
  10. Magnesium (0.05%)
  11. Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron (0.70%)
  12. Lithium, Strontium, Aluminum, Silicon, Lead, Vanadium, Arsenic, Bromine (trace amounts)
What is missing here is the invisible element of consciousness

Knowledge of existence is dependent on it
It affects all of our actions
All ideation arises from it
All determinations are made by it
yet we do not know where it came from
how it came
and what its ultimate purpose is

Five of the worlds major religions
have spent millenniums trying to answer the questions
regarding the origins and meaning of consciousness
their subjective conclusion
is that consciousness is a Divine attribute
ultimately unknowable

The theological answer has been largely dismissed by objective scientists
 Because consciousness is immaterial and cannot be detected by any of the five senses
the rules of empiricism dictate that science cannot answer any of life's vital questions
yet by not including them in the cosmic scheme of things
any and all investigation into the evolution of life
has no intrinsic meaning or cosmic purpose
and so the full drive of truly motivated inquiry remains latent

The challenge of this moment is to evoke a common sense bridge
between science and religion
and span the artificial gulf between body and spirit

Is it possible, via a combination of subjective presentation and objective examination
to arrive at a reasonable analysis of the constituents of consciousness?

Several basic questions need to be examined

How did consciousness originate out of base elements?
What are the attributes of consciousness?
What is the purpose of consciousness?
Is Consciousness Divine?

Does Consciousness originate out of base elements?

Most of the elements and mineral combinations listed in this essay
as basic compositions of organic life are present in the average rock.
and since it is from rocks that all forms of conscious life evolved
and if atoms are the base building blocks of the elements
is it not possible that the seed of consciousness could be an energetic transmission
of atomic radiation?

Is it possible that all our current emotional and intelligent expressions of consciousness
was latent in the radiant energy of the Singularity
before it exploded into Creative Expression?.

Is it possible that via atomic fusion
the association of basic conscious atoms into heavier elements
formed different flavors of consciousness?

Is it possible that these different flavors
of hydrogen consciousness
oxygen consciousness
nitrogen consciousness
calcium consciousness
when bonded together and held in association by carbon consciousness
created an harmonic of organic cellular communication
that gradually evolved from primal algae
over eons of natural selection
and life experiences
into the complex symphony of human consciousness?

Should the atomic equation E=MC2
not then also include the emotional causes and effects of consciousness?

What are the Attributes of Consciousness?

The attributes of human Consciousness encompass every emotion
from affection, ambition, anger and angst
to zeal, zany and zest
with infinite nuances of meaning and purpose in between.

It seems obvious that a rock
does not consciously exhibit a zest for life
but is its totally unemotional?
For all we know it's atomic association may radiate subtle charismatic signals
of affection and latent evolutionary ambitions.

If all organic life and the consciousness it exhibits
was suddenly extinguished
would not the rock eventually produce it again?

for example
a sculptor carves a block of marble into a statue
say Michael Angelo's, David.
what is the charismatic attraction we sense when confronted by it?
Is it the ghost of Micheal Angelo's talents that calls to our attention
or is the rock itself signalling mutual affection to us?

Why do we treasure crystallized jewels like diamonds and rubies?
Why do we treat all forms of beauty with care and affection?

When we melt silicon
and blow it into the form of a delicate glass goblet
why do we handle it carefully, even lovingly
feel a stab of angst the instant it slips from our fingers
and a sense of loss that is close to sorrow
when it shatters on the floor.?

Are all these factors not expressions of consciousness?
of a mutually shared sense of affection?

We love plants.
we know that they have gender and fertilize each other
They share over 90% of our DNA
why should we believe that their lives are unconscious responses
to a mechanical biological  process
unrelated to ours

when we tend to them
bring water
is the joy of bloom not a shared sense of grateful affection.
when we chop down and end the conscious life of a tree
whether for use as fuel to bring heat
or for use in a construction
is there an exchange of conscious affections between us and the tree?
is there a violent trespass?
or can the sacrifice of life be consecrated?

We love animals
we accept many attributes of shared consciousness with them
they exhibit fear and happiness
anger and affection
lust and hunger
yet we slaughter and eat them
without a twinge of consciousness
the grace of consecration for the sacrifice of life
once conscientiously prayed before and after a meal
is forgone

The two vital attributes of conscious evolution
into higher states of self-awareness
are memory
 and Love.

What is the purpose of Consciousness?


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