How do elementary sensations – qualia – become conscious? First, it must be true that we live and have our very being in God – insofar as this is the only way to explain the origin of the light which constitutes consciousness, i.e., the light which illuminates one’s bubble of awareness which in turn surrounds an image. The neurological evidence reveals that qualia – the elementary components of an image – become conscious solely by virtue of how they combine to form a single, immersive image, the expectable finitude of which thwarts the Second Law and, by implication, the infinitude of nonexistence. Consciousness becomes envisioned as an ongoing interface between the finite and the infinite, existence and nonexistence — in the image of God. In other words, the self sees itself as finite or “conscious” against the probability that in the absence of a finite image it will cease to exist. This means that qualia can logically be explained only if God, not matter, is fundamental and consciousness – envisioned as the light of self – is literally a relationship between the finite and the infinite.
The hard question of science – how sensation becomes conscious – is solved by the way an image participates in thwarting an otherwise accelerating probability of nonexistence and weightlessness; explaining at the same time why the brain is fundamentally a ponderostatic and thermoregulatory organ. It follows that God, not matter, must be fundamental, for only then can we envision how a match with the expectable finitude of an image restrains the Second Law by narrowing an expectancy gap. Other essays analyze how this narrowing is implemented by the equation E = mc2 and why this equation and all the Laws of Physics are meaningless apart from an image.
My recently published book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain, explains all of the above, and much more, in greater detail. This and my earlier book are available through Amazon — just click on the “Home” tab at the top of this page.