Skip to main content

No Ape-Man Consciousness HERE, Pilgrim!

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

Do you ever think about thinking? Although it seems like an odd notion, that kind of woolgathering can be oddly pleasurable. Out on the highway, traffic on my right was going to merge. In the interests of safety and courtesy, I was going to move into the left lane. Nope, occupied. So I slowed down and let the other car merge that way. Those thoughts took about a second.

We have thoughts and make choices. Consciousness sets us apart from the apes, and the evolutionists who search for consciousness have a new problem.

My wife and I were on our way to the Ashokan Reservoir. This was partly to get some miles on the car because it needed a boost (jump start), and to just give ourselves an outing before the main heat of the day set in. Nice day for it, and I like seeing our part of the Catskill Mountains and the reservoir.

It has been a busy day for cognating. After a fitful night because I could not get comfortable and my mind still wanted to work, I got into the shower. Do I want the same shower gel I used last time or that one that is supposed to smell like ocean mist? I took the same as before, it has a nice, clean smell also.

Oh, goodie! My wife made up whaddya call it... flapjacks, hotcakes, pancakes... those things. I keep forgetting that we have maple syrup, so we used the other stuff in the plastic bottle. I won't tell you what kind because I don't want anyone smashing windows and setting the dumpster on fire.

There are viruses known as bacteriophages. Probably because they phage bacteria or something. Is there a connection with the generic form of Glucophage that I take?

I'll never forget our dear, departed Basement Cat. It was time to do my Bible reading (this month, it's the NASB), and looked at the dining room table. She was often sleeping there and would come over and join me on the couch for Purr Meeting and the Blessing of the Cat. Good memories, but also sad.

Not all of these things happened on the same day or in any sequence. It was a sort of composite, I suppose. However, this shows that people have consciousness. We make choices that can be impulsive and based on preference, or we can weigh the options. Apes don't so such things with any great detail or thought. I seriously doubt that critters think about thinking, either.

The Bible is comprised of sixty six books by authors ranging from kings to farmers and written in several languages. Scholars translate these into our languages. The use of language, including written and oral forms, are structured and have various rules. Translating ancient languages into what we speak now is a daunting task, and the experts must choose between formal equivalence and dynamic (or functional) equivalence; to have a strictly literal version is essentially unreadable because of language structures. Apes don't learn languages, write texts, or translate them. Nor do they compose operas and set words to music. This requires a level of consciousness that is absent from them.

Our Creator gave us consciousness because we are created in God's image. Critters are not. If anyone cares to give it some thought, the differences between us are multitudinous. While naturalists deny the existence of the soul, they still search for it because evolution. In a similar manner, they have searched for consciousness. Darwin's disciples cannot explain consciousness. It was thought to be in the brain, but new research not only devastates the "brain in a vat" philosophy, but further affirms special creation — whether evolutionists like it or not.
Evolutionists have always had a major problem explaining the origin and evolution of human consciousness. As Professor Yoram Gutfreund of the Department of Neurobiology at the Rappaport Research Institute in Israel explains, the “major mind-evolution problem is the difficulty of fitting consciousness in an evolutionary framework…. Scientific agreement is that consciousness arises from the brain’s activity, however, there is no understanding as to how.” As one evolutionist proclaims,
Now you can make a conscious choice. I hope you will choose to finish reading the article excerpted just above. To do so, click on "Human Consciousness Just Became a Bigger Challenge to Darwin".


Popular posts from this blog

Obey the Consensus Because Experts are Smarter than You

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen We have seen numerous example of how people are unwilling, even unable, to think rationally and challenge assertions. Many are willing to follow what "scientists say", but this is often a cessation of thought. Worse is appealing to the majority — the so-called consensus . Original image: Unsplash / Jo-Anne McArthur , modified at Big Huge Labs Let's mount up and ride to the top of yonder hill and get the bigger picture. Dr. Michael Crichton had some excellent statements about how science and consensus are mutually exclusive . While there is a consensus on many things, those things are not necessarily ironclad facts. Also, the consensus is often wrong and even biased: Geocentrism (the earth stands still while the sun, moon and stars orbit it) was the prevalent view for a mighty long time Things burned because they had phlogiston  in them Ignaz Semmelweis determined that doctors should wash their hands, but was ridiculed Piltdown Man fooled the scie

Shining the Light on a Darwinist Deceiver

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This is part 2 of Conspiracy Theories, Creation, and Reason , but takes a different approach. We saw how a number of factors contribute to the act of purveying conspiracy theories, and how there are several reasons why people believe them. Then there is the alleged creation science conspiracy. Credit: Unsplash / Steve Johnson We have three articles to consider, two of which are from the same ministry. Naturally there will be some overlap, but they each offer material that comprise a larger picture. There was a time when if someone had a question about, say, that 2002 email saying the teddy bear icon in Windows was really a virus. They could check Snopes and find out that it was a hoax , and they could search for urban legends. Unfortunately, they became heavily involved in promoting leftist political views with "fact checking", and their credibility became questionable. Snopes even attacked the parody site Babylon Bee (one of whose slogans is " fa

Silencing President Trump and Me

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen This article is going to cover a few shocking points that should be of concern to people who value free speech. Donald Trump and I are best buddies — yeah, like he knows that I even exist. But we do have a few things in common regarding censorship. Made at PhotoFunia I was riding the Fakebook trail one night in March of 2013 when I was suddenly booted. Huh? They demanded proof of my age! After complying, I was told,  Upon investigation, we have determined that you are ineligible to use Facebook. You can view our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities at the following address: https://www.facebook.com/terms.php Unfortunately, for safety and security reasons, we cannot provide additional information as to why your account was disabled. This decision is final. Thanks for your understanding Security reasons? Oh, please! Upon searching, this has happened to other people as well. They did not receive explanations or reinstatement, either. I thought it was a fluke,