Everything is not nonsensical, but there are perceptual problems in the worldview presented in the video. The author of the video seems to believe that we are like unpredictable beings. However, he (the narrator) misses some factors such as a strong unalterable consciousness. He only covers the physical realm of human existence and it works "along the lines" of what he suggests, but it is way more sophisticated than what he wants to make it seem.
He does not prove anything except touching the surface and from a superficial point of view he may appear logical. I understand he tries to make sense of the universe, but this does not provide a sound explanation to the root issue.
Humans are comprised of mind and body, and these are separate from each other. The body can falter and this consequently leads to operational issues, just like a robot or cyborg would experience, and so the operator, i.e. the person, loses control over the machinery.
He is right that the body's brain compartment does consist of two hemispheres and if severed the link the subject is going to be dysfunctional and may be displaying two split personalities.
None of this does however prove there is no mind beyond the bodily.
It is also not sufficient data to use any common human in a study like this, because the average human is undeveloped mentally and never conceived the higher state of their mind. If these humans are damaged bodily, i.e. a brain tissue damage, they will not have any backup source to control the body and thus behave just like a crippled animal. The study of the video needs more data and research and is relatively primitive, yet it is presented as being intellectual. Most importantly is requires more logic.
Isn’t it logical that consciousness is a result of evolution?
From an immediate aspect it might seem logical, but it is suffering from problems with consistency and thus if you delve further deeper down into logic, it is not so obvious anymore.
What is consciousness anyway and how do you manufacture a mind?
I am sure it is impossible to produce an A.I. which is truly sentient because it is not possible to create an artificial mind which is a person. Likewise, if the human is just result of natural evolution, it would not be sentient the way it is with a projected consciousness of its own and identity, the principle of an evolved being and a manufactured one is the same and it has therefore problems with its logic.
Animals do not have a mind and they are not sentient and thus not persons, they are mere automatons, and so is a human who surrenders their mind to the body of theirs. This hints toward a separate mind and body phenomenon. Why is because man can stand above the autonomy of theirs and this should be the be logical inconsistency. But human scientists claim the human is a predictable being and you can depending on conditions in a calculation predict the behavior of a human. This is however only true if the human in question does follow their autonomy, but humans may have a way of standing above their nature as Homo sapiens, and this conflicts with being evolved animals.
What is remarkable is that absolutely no other animal on Earth shows an evolutionary progress like Homo sapiens and just Homo sapiens reached the stage it is at. If evolution in independent species knew what would make it more advanced and alike humans, they would begin to gain further advantages which they have not, they have after billions of years still retained their primitive evolutionary state.
The answer is that evolution is guided intelligently by some background phenomenon which drives evolution forward in a certain consensual direction and so this existence is not being due to coincidence and it is illogical to believe we exist due to coincidence. There is simply no counter-argument to this and it is possible to provide the necessary logic to prove this.
Sceptics like the one who posted a video on this forum criticizing "the intelligent design" works under the premise that because the world is created imperfect it cannot be led supernaturally, but what if the creator is not benevolent per our standards and created an imperfect world and a world which functions independently on its own much like a game world in a computer game?
A computer game can have its programming, but the programmer can manipulate their code on-the-fly and thus make changes as the simulation is running. Likewise our world can be directed as we go.
If now the supernatural cannot be disproved, it is logical that we are more than mere physically evolved beings and the remarkably advanced potential of our minds makes it too peculiar to be a mere coincidence. Even if we potentially were born as mere humans on Earth, we can mentally be so much better than our physical nature allows us to. If our mind is just the result of biological processes going on in our brains, we would not be able to make independent decisions, possessing free will, as long as the embodiment works as an intact organism. It is obvious the body fails if its organs are made to dysfunction and if the brain has damages the subject is not going to operate within its standard specifications. This fact does in no way invalidate that there is a separate mind which is independent from the bodily.
The parable is if you have a remote to a robot and then suddenly for some reason the robot starts to malfunction and you can no longer operate the machine satisfactorily.
Another similarity is if a person is psychotic, which psychological research I have been studying myself, the subject/patient may observe their body doing strange things but they are not themselves in control over the body's doings and they cannot feel they have done anything themselves. It has been experienced as if they were "under alien control", but actually it was the animal Homo sapiens which did act on its own independent of the mind which had no conscious contact and control over the organism.
The talk about two hemispheres and severing the link and deriving two separate individuals does by no way disprove that there is a mind over matter. The body is its own organism and the mind of ours is attached very superficially to it albeit sophisticated enough for us to be fooled we are the actual organism. The mind is furthermore as evolved entity itself, and if it is undeveloped then there is not much (Ethereal) substance to stand above matter, and this is why anyone researching on this needs to use subjects with an evolved mind in order to gain unbiased data. A person with an undeveloped, not conceived, mind will be very weak if the body falters and act according to the research showed here.
Unfortunately, a very tiny percentage of humans can claim to have an independent and evolved mind of their own, so getting qualified subjects is hard.
Perhaps not sufficient as evidence, but there have been plenty of reports that people who have been called clinically dead (brain dead) have had mental experiences even during the time their brain did not harbor any activity, EEG (Electroencephalography). Some have experienced "hovering" near their clinically dead bodies.
Furthermore, as I have managed to elevate my mind mentally, I have experienced a phenomenon where I seem to hover slightly above my head instead of inside the skull. It has been uncomfortable due to the bizarre nature of the phenomenon, but it was quite fascinating. Not sure whether I was released slightly above the head as a kind of demonstration to me, because it was a paranormal experience and it does not happen all the time. What I want to say is, to experience yourself outside of your normal parameter is quite heavily against the strict identity as one with the body instead of two separate entities.
Normally you see your window toward the world from your eyes and sense the world with the skin tissue and other senses, but I was elevated with how I experienced myself slightly outside of character so say.
Those who claim science disproves a supernatural origin of things should face that their discoveries may be used against them. This is because naturally the universe is existence due to supernatural reasons and it is inevitable that you can use that to your advantage in countering deluded sceptics. The greatest tool against them is actually Quantum Mechanics because it delves into the structure of the universe and so it raises important questions. One question which greatly helps is "Why is that so?"
A problem is that people are too square-like in their thinking and cannot accept something to exist which they cannot see and observe, even if it can be studied through logic and deductive reasoning. Religion has ruined things too, and all these people are trying to do is demolishing the image of the traditional god and finding arguments against it which they do, but they overgeneralize everything as a consequence and exclude the probability of another more sophisticated and advanced supernatural phenomenon, which is the most probable cause of our existence.
Actually the coincidental evolution is illogical and has a nonexistent consistency. It is obvious that the universe exists because there is some innate intelligence behind it, it would not exist otherwise because something has to propel it, and project it which is the mysterious phenomenon which Quantum Mechanics has discovered within the atomic structure.
Actually I do accept both scientific discoveries and evolution as facts because it is nothing which excludes the other. If the physical nature of the universe is a manifest phenomenon there is no denial of that.
My arguments about the suspect coincidence of existence are just as valid no matter if Homo sapiens is its standalone organism and just a variation of a primate. However I find Homo sapiens to be a repurposed biologically engineered species and too obviously so to be a coincidence. Just take a great look at the human embodiment and compare it to every other living organism on Earth.
The world as we know it has come forth through a type of evolution, the one we can observe historically through various scientific methods. The primary locomotion and underlying motivation has no answers from conventional science however. It is acceptable that cells adapted to various conditions to survive, but what caused the cells to exist in the first place and what drives their sense of fashion.
For example, it is undeniable that a leopard has an esthetic design yet the animal possesses no advanced intelligence on its own, nor can we expect that the being itself on molecular/cellular level has that kind of intelligence to drive evolution in a certain direction nor give the beast its sense of beauty.
The answer to that is logically that there is another type of intelligence behind it, some kind of background intelligence innately there and so we land on a supernatural level again and the inevitability that there has to be a supernatural origin of the universe, an intelligence which guides evolution forward according to its wishes and which also made the human manifestly superior to other beings on Earth and gave a mind seed/structure to it as well and that it may be a sentient being. And everything of this occurred over billions of years, the way we experience it. However, even humans scientists, e.g. Einstein, has shown that time is only relative, so billions of years may in essence only be relative.. to something, and so these billions of years may be like a second to "the supernatural phenomenon".
You have been saying and asking why would "God" go to these lengths just to refine forth an elevated being, but perhaps this is a very brief or basically instantaneous experience to that phenomenon. Yet our coming about requires a firm process which has steps and which causes us to experience it as time. After all, it is our binding to matter and its movement which causes the sensation of elapsed time, but from an ethereal perspective there is no time experience, because there is no mass and therefore it cannot be time. If you die and no longer remain in attachment, you will not experience time and therefore be everywhere at the same time, both from a material perspective and as a time frame. Yet, if "God" as a being can evolve too i.e. gain characteristics, there may be a secondary timeline and so you may experience a kind of time on another level, because "God" does have the ability to change in steps.
You are being in existence in order to provide "God" with evolutionary extension to its own existence and so your presence on Earth acts as a developmental environment for its extensions. The Earth is a created artificial environment to provide stimulus for evolution of these extensions in order to make sure the result is of highest quality. This is why the Earth's environment is hard in difficult and likely to break down its subjects.
So "God" is fundamentally a kind of living platform supernatural to this superficial level of existence on Earth and so is your mind, but you are intentionally fooled to believe you have identity with it in order to test your developed intelligence as a being and therefore it is an intellectual failure to not realize what I am suggesting here. What become of you is in the end up to "God" or Elohem as the phenomenon is called in ancient Semitic languages. Elohem is basically not interested in toying around with you and this place is not made for mere amusement and it has a greater purpose. You are here to develop, "gain a feature of Being absolutely absolute and worthy of this is the Being who learns to develop" (translation of first sentence in chapter 1 of Quran).
Nevertheless, the Earth is an artistic wonder and so there has been creativity involved in the evolution of this universe and so it is a sign of that the "Higher Realm" is not at all void of all kinds of entertainment, which may be a human belief. Your prejudices may make you think I am teaching you to be lifeless and empty of attribute, but that is not the case. I am merely teaching you to become better than who you may think you are, because you are deluded you are it. Please reevaluate my teachings through deep contemplation.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT