Wherever matter is found, anticipation is found — insofar as in a God-centered universe anticipation is identical with an oppositional vector toward and away from weightless nonexistence. Anything less falls short of explaining how energy is released and channeled into creating and maintaining the specificity that constitutes matter – and cannot explain how sentience in the form of a personal bubble of awareness is mediated by the brain. Since this oppositional vector represents an interface between order and disorder, and therefore defines an image, some overseeing regulating agency must participate. exist. At the level of the brain, this agency is the conscious self. At the highest level it is God. And the two, when all is said and done, may be one and the same.
Let’s examine a very thin slice of life to see if we can draw closer to the essence of consciousness. If we turn our head to the left or right a whole new set of qualia instantly impinge upon our retinas. Which means that we must continually bind changing qualia together in a way that sorts out any confusion and reduces novelty to some optimally immersive level — while all the while one’s self bubble remains an interface between order and disorder, and their implications: existence and nonexistence. The bigger picture and the manner by which the self is illuminated to itself as finite as contrasted with infinitude of nonexistence is theological. The mechanics of how a tendency toward infinity is thwarted by a finite image is neuroscience.
The neuro-mechanics are explained in my recent book: Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain. — available by clicking on the “Home” tab above. Should there be readers who at this point continue to doubt the wisdom and authenticity of the Bible, I am confident this number will dwindle radically by the time they read the Epilogue of this book: “Gender Confusion and the Collapse of America” – which makes it apparent that the immanence of God, biblically defined, is essential to the harmonious functioning of all existence – from the subatomic, to the family, to society as a whole.
In an earlier essay, we noted that perception is a function of cortico-limbic reciprocities; however, the real fun begins – for those who aren’t intimidated by the fancy Latin words – when we grasp the overall simplicity for how this fundamental design is integrated with the many other parts of the brain – for example, the reticular formation and brainstem. It is indeed amazing how everything in the brain participates in the common goal of optimizing a contrast between novelty and familiarity – thereby facilitating energy-sufficiency and an optimal relationship to infinity. Accordingly, the Bible can no longer be dismissed as irrelevant to science. Rather, Science must be assessed in light of God’s Word – to the measure that infinity and a biblically-defined God have been encoded within the brain.
The clincher is that an unchanging, inviolable, biblically-defined God turns out to be the logical solution for resolving the ancient mind-body paradox — as explained by an in-depth analysis of how brain anatomy is dependent upon the very nature of God having been encoded within neural design. This more in-depth analysis can be found in my earlier book: Journey to the Center of the Brain: Explaining Mind in a Universe of Matter. Available through Paragon House Publishers, the “Home” tab or the Homepage of this website.