Specialized limbic nuclei (little groupings of cells) are found in the logistical center of the brain where many energy-regulating functions are found – including weight and temperature. And, as you are about to see, consciousness is the subjective counterpart to the regulation of weight and temperature – unequivocally proving the existence of God by showing why consciousness cannot be separated from the laws of physics. Read on because I believe that what you are about to learn – the mechanism of this connection – is the secret science has been looking for since antiquity. However, in order to chisel out the logic of this mechanism it is first necessary to redefine consciousness as the seeing-of-an-image – thereby setting the stage for understanding how, in a God-centered universe, the perception of an image is the sole means by which the dissipative effects of the Second Law of Thermodynamics are contained.
In order to grasp the full significance of this claim, we must now address how the release and channeling of energy into purposeful movement is dependent upon the anticipation of an image through time and how such anticipation, as contrasted with being a visual phenomenon, is actually a total body event where, given its restraint of the Second Law, image perception becomes exactly equivalent to maintaining order throughout the body – and thus intrinsically bound to the body’s total energy and mass. This means that the anticipation of an image through tiny instants of time is literally, in a universe where God (not matter) is fundamental, the very process of binding energy against the unrelenting probability of weightless nonexistence – against which possibility the self sees itself as finite. If true, we can explain consciousness as the presence of God, a God whose existence prevents nothingness from reigning supreme. Indeed, given the anatomy of the brain there is no alternative logical explanation. The further inference is that apart from God science can never explain consciousness.
Let’s take a second look at the underlying logic. The perception of an image is the exact equivalent of an anticipatory match – involving a vector of opposing physical tendencies toward and away from nonexistence. As with thermostatic regulation around a set point, an image modulates movement and energy mobilization around the overseeing self whose finitude is anticipated in the guise of an image. Consciousness, to put it succinctly, is an ongoing relationship between the finite and the infinite – in the image of God.
Do we have proof that this is true? Let’s review the relevant anatomy of the brain. Note that the limbic brain is not isolated from the rest of the brain and performs its energy-regulating functions on the basis of information streaming in from all the nooks and crannies the body as a whole – a fact setting the stage for understanding the actual mechanism for how the perception of an image slows a universal tendency toward increasing disorder. Energy streaming in from all sectors of the body merges in the cerebral cortex before impacting the brain’s weight- and temperature-regulating core. This energy-regulating core is immediately adjacent to the more central parts of the motor system and is therefore in a position to modulate movement for the purpose of creating or sustaining an anticipated image whose perception is exactly equivalent to enhancing the probability that the individual will survive as a finite being – a claim consistent with the fact that every image is fused with an awareness of the body as a whole.
To put everything in perspective, the brain is a creative, expectant and therefore faith-based machine whose moment-by-moment objective is that of minimizing a tiny gap between what is and what is to be – in the exact image of God. The conscious self does not reside in but is this gap – illuminated to itself as a contrast with its own potential nonexistence. As we feel the weight of our body in an accelerating elevator, so the self becomes conscious and feels its weightiness as a function of our acceleration toward infinity in the momentary absence of an anticipated image. As William James once observed, “We feel the whole cubic mass of our body all the while, it gives us an unceasing sense of personal existence.”
In a nutshell consciousness, inseparable from an image, is intrinsically connected to the total energy and mass of the body, making it but a small further step to comprehending how Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc2 likewise depends upon an image – thereby proving the existence of God. Atheistic beliefs notwithstanding, the interface between order and disorder, supposedly objective, is inseparable from an image which exists solely in the eternal “now” of time – biblically defined as “the habitat of God.”
In closing, note how the creation of consciousness by natural selection acting upon cosmically-induced mutations – supposedly requiring billions of years – becomes a logical absurdity. Time, for atheists, has become their god. The truth as I see it is that mutation by cosmic influence can only cull out variations in preexistent form – thus explaining the post-flood diversification of species or “kinds.” I want to be sure, so I therefore invite anyone to explain why, based on logic and evidence, he or she believes this is not true. In the meantime, I maintain that natural selection can logically play no role in going from the simple to the complex. For me, it makes more sense to believe that there is a God who creates what is from what is not by anticipatory faith – quite possible at the speed of light which, not coincidentally, is biblically defined as God Himself. Atheists fail in my opinion to see that, like each of us, light has an inner reality which they cannot see. And should they continue to insist upon their materialistic bias, I doubt they ever will see God as the key to good science.
As my book Journey to the Center of the Brain methodically explains, creationists now have an argument, solidly grounded in neuroscience, that the universe was in fact instantiated from the preexistent, omniscient mind of God – in all likelihood mediated by the vibrations of tiny superstrings thought to annihilate and recreate themselves at an astronomical speed – perhaps the speed of light. At the level of the brain, these tiny strings continue to vibrate in upholding the self and its brain as a vector between order and disorder, the finite and the infinite – in the very image of God.
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