Wit-out 'em actualy definin it... som of the thangs that lots of people seem to "feel" that consciousness is... is an entity unto itself (such as a God-givin sole) which is seperate from the biological body an dont necesarlly dye when the body dyes... i dont thank consciousness esists in that regard... i thank consciousness can seem magical (not biological) to lots of people simply because its mysterious to 'em... i thank consciousness is meerly the "biological-effect" caused by the biological input from our biological sinses.!!! The mor complex the sensory imput an brane to process that imput... the potential to use that imput in various ways increases.!!! Humans have evolved to a level of complexity which allows us to comtimplate the idea of consciousness... but humans in general are only on the verge of understandin that "consciousness" is biological.!!! ----------------- “ Under the rite circumstances... trees coud also evolve in complexity to reach the level of bein able to ponder ther actions as we do.!!! ” “ No i ant certan about anythang... i thank people who are certan about thangs fall wit-in the relm of havin "beleifs"... such as... "im certan that my lovin father in heaven is my savior".!!! ” I ant certan its true... what i mean by "beleif" is... when somone thanks sompitn is true in spite of a lack of evidence or in spite of evidence to the contrary.!!! ---------- “ As far as mind body unity... i dont thank thers such a thang as mental-illness... as if the "mental" is seperate from the body.!!! ” I thank the idea of "free-will" (makin unnfluenced choises) is jus anuther beleif i dont have.!!! I dont understan the pont you'r makin... mayb its cause i cant emagine a circumstance in which "free-will" occurs.!!!