The assumption — and it is an assumption — made by adherents of the 20th-Century Standard Model of Physics (and that includes almost all scientists) is that consciousness arises out of matter, that consciousness is an effect of neural activity in the brain. I propose that this assumption, which lacks any data whatever to back it up, is exactly the reverse of the actuality and that rather than being some sort of an effect, consciousness is the most fundamental property of existence and from which proceeds all forms and expressions.
The standard theory holds that at some undefined point in time following the appearance of this supposedly consciousness-devoid ball of rock in orbit around our star, inorganic chemical compounds formed that for unexplained reasons came together to form organic compounds from which for more unexplained reasons cellular biology somehow spontaneously arose. Eventually, according to the sparsely detailed theory, for no reason at all, neurons evolved and somehow came together into a nervous system within the unexplained cellular biology, and at some point an awareness magically awoke out of that neural arrangement. But at what point would such an event occur, and why, and how? Why would neurons develop if nothing were conscious? How could unconscious matter decide to create neurons for itself so it could become conscious? How could matter exhibit intent if it didn’t have intelligence? Such a decision would, a priori, require both consciousness and intelligence! The Standard Model fails to make any sense at all.
Let’s examine this from another angle. Consider protein molecules. Proteins have specific jobs to do in the body. In order for them to function in their expected ways, each protein molecule must fold itself into one precise specific arrangement out of millions of possible arrangements, so that the molecule can do its particular job. How does the molecule know into what shape it must fold and how to fold itself in just that one way? The very existence of the protein to fulfill a particular purpose clearly implies a preexisting intent. The need to use words like “intent” and “expect” and “know” and “itself” imply intelligence. Where did that intelligence come from? Can there be intelligence without consciousness? How could that be? If there is intelligence, and clearly there is since proteins do in fact know how to correctly fold themselves, where does that intelligence come from? The only reasonable answer to questions such as these is that the protein molecule must include an innate intelligence of some kind within itself.
What are proteins made of? Amino acids. What are amino acids made of? Regular stuff, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen. Therefore if a protein molecule is intelligent enough to fold itself into just the right shape to do its job, where could the intelligence come from? It could not have come from outside the protein. It had to come with the amino acids. It is inherent. This means the constituent atoms of amino acids must be intelligent, and if so must be conscious, since intelligence could not exist without consciousness. The atoms in the amino acids are just regular atoms of common elements. The constituent particles of the atoms, electrons, protons, neutrons, mesons and bosons, must have brought the intelligence with them, and with it brought the consciousness that intelligence necessarily implies. Looked at this way, it becomes clear that consciousness goes all the way back as the most fundamental property of existence. Consciousness and the intelligence that goes with it must have come first. All else, all forms and expressions, must necessarily be products of consciousness, not the other way around.
[excerpt from “Turn On Your Love Light — Supercharge Your Life” Copyright ̶© 2015 Ralph Huntington]