The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware

  • Published on: 17 March 2019
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    Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.

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  • raw_beats
    raw_beats   35 minuts ago

    Maybe try looking at conciousness from a different perspective. We are aware of things that happen around us, but no that much of what happens inside of us. If a thought arises, most people are not really aware that this is a totally unconcious event. It is like a story that is told to you and it goes on and on and oh then the next thought arises and this goes on repeat all day. Most of the time you just think without actually realizing it. Most of the time thoughts can be really negative towards other people, situations and even yourself.Try this next time you notice that you are thinking: just consciously watch your thoughts without adressing or judging them, you will see they already lose their power over you and even occur less from time to time, depending on how frequently you get aware of it. - that is conciousness, you can even be aware of your thoughts.Thinking is a part of your conciousness, but you are not your thoughts. Almost every human thinks that what he is, are his thoughts. Guess who is telling you that? :D

  • Tooney Moo
    Tooney Moo   3 hours ago

    what if the whole world is in your brain and conscience is a lie

  • Justin Baters
    Justin Baters   11 hours ago

    There's a mistake at 2:40 I think it'd be a good idea to look over your vids multiple times looking for mistakes :)

  • tony stark
    tony stark   21 hours ago

    Considering the fact that we are just a lot of atoms, how are we able to think while we are just atoms

  • Soulelo Lo
    Soulelo Lo   1 days ago

    To think about it, everything is in some form of conscious. F.E. when some atom or molecule comes closer to another it sort of becomes aware of it and merges together. Particles are aware of other particles. We don't call this consciousness but it is in some way. The universe is big and maybe someone is out there and don't think of us anything more than some particles moving through space and time.

  • Pendragon
    Pendragon   1 days ago

    consciousness is not an emergent property

  • ForcesNL
    ForcesNL   1 days ago

    Language is probably a key in this. Because it makes it alot easier to remember things and express them. You can write things down and explain those things to others which makes them able to relate.Awareness however, what I think. Mostly is beeing in control of your natural instincts. Awareness obviously develops later in life. Such as responsabilty and caring.

  • An Anime Weeb
    An Anime Weeb   1 days ago

    At 7:20, the thief bird was just like, “HEY! Get you tail feathers back here!”

  • Eric Ulric
    Eric Ulric   1 days ago

    You also can't say that no one has come close to the explanation because it's unlikely you've exhausted every analysis.

  • Eveo Airo
    Eveo Airo   2 days ago

    0:56 I am Danny and I am Drew and we are not the same person

  • Ubi Vermis Cerritulus

    A life form is just a absurdly complex machine made of matter so if conciousness originates from matter the matter must have an aspect of conciousness and if we are conciousness composed of numerous separate pieces of matter than there must be one conciousness which is separate by its ability to communicate with itself. We are all One my friends! One in the river we hear the Word, we lose ourselves but we find it all!

  • Alexander Jones
    Alexander Jones   2 days ago

    If you don't listen to this video on 0.75x you're doing it all wrong

  • Mark Staddon
    Mark Staddon   2 days ago

    Dont care what you say i can figure it out for myself.

  • Ur Mom
    Ur Mom   2 days ago

    This confused me so much,

  • Yash G
    Yash G   2 days ago

    "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." Buddha / Gautama siddarthA, founder of Buddhism.

  • Jp Overton
    Jp Overton   3 days ago

    It’s the forbidden fruit read the Bible

  • George Washington
    George Washington   3 days ago

    What if hearts do don’t beat what if they only start beating when the do surgery or look at it through a camera maybe the heart has a disorder that gives him anxiety in front of people slash camera

  • Kuraden
    Kuraden   4 days ago

    Consciousness looks an AWFUL lot like envy :P

  • James Gwapo
    James Gwapo   4 days ago

    What if true consciousness is the friends we made along the way

  • Jackie Chen
    Jackie Chen   4 days ago

    my definition of consciousness is the point of view of first-person and we are first person

  • Nathan Mazza
    Nathan Mazza   4 days ago

    Love the narrators voice. I've heard it on a bbc show from netflix one time. . . While on shrooms. Amazing.

  • Moonglow
    Moonglow   4 days ago

    "Consciousness" a stupid word. Imho.

  • Oceanman
    Oceanman   5 days ago

    sort by new comments gang wya

  • Hurrikano
    Hurrikano   5 days ago

    Imagine needing consciousness to work out what it is.

  • Glitch The Deer
    Glitch The Deer   6 days ago

    its something that we will never be able to really understand because we cant feel how other things feel, its simple

  • Kuku Alvarado
    Kuku Alvarado   6 days ago

    Exceptionally smart human scientists out there thinking theyr close to being god... But still cant make a fully synthetic frog with learning AI..

  • Kuku Alvarado
    Kuku Alvarado   6 days ago

    Social media slowly removing that from millenials tho..

  • Gösta Nilsson
    Gösta Nilsson   6 days ago

    what if a bed is acctually hard but it loosens up when you lie on it?

  • Cheeseng Sim
    Cheeseng Sim   6 days ago

    The animal that Kurgehagsts made: What is this place?

  • B B
    B B   1 weeks ago

    The definition of life at 2:19 "life is a part of the universe that sustains itself and makes more of itself". Therefore, fire is alive...

  • Mr. Blue
    Mr. Blue   1 weeks ago

    maybe consciousness is quantum field. so that we can interact with our environment in a meaningful manner in order to survive.

  • Jaron Gneiting
    Jaron Gneiting   1 weeks ago

    Wrong. Stones have life because they are made of matter. They process incoming information, and output what they are supposed to. When you look at a rock, it tells you several things like what color it is, how large it is, how dense it is etc. For a better understanding, look up Christopher Langan's "Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe"