If this is to be the final word on reality I will be really surprised! It was well rehearsed not so long ago but time goes by, at least so it seems, and the old chestnut will get dug up again, sprouting.
I assume we are brain based organisms with emergent consciousness and we model reality in our minds. I cannot test that assumption but I find a lot of others seem to agree so we are all in the same boat. I believe we are the most conscious organisms in the known universe but I cannot prove it. I find the idea of evolving consciousness rather exciting. It means, to me, that we are not at the end of that road.
sicut vis videre esto
When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
Originally Posted by Ken G