cameron-YES I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT A PREMISE IS A FACTOR OF LOGICAL EQUATION? YES A PREMISE DOES SPAWN PHILOSOPHY, BUT YOU MISUNDERSTAND THAT IT IS THROUGH PREMISES THAT WE CAN DRAW CONCLUSIONS.
--> I said it is by laying the correct premises *and* applying logic that v draw conclusions...or did i say something else?
It's honestly getting boring, and i mean no offense! : thumbs up :
Talking about consciousness...u have provided no explanation of it's origin; all u have done is issued another blanket statement: "IT HAS EXISTED AS AN ABILITY IN EVERYTHING THAT CAN PERCEIVE ITS SURROUNDINGS:
why/how did certain things get the ability to perceive, and certain other (things) did not? And how do u *know* that mountains cannot perceive? Think...think...u don't know this...maybe they can perceive...maybe not...maybe v cannot perceive their perception!
In any case, u have not provided any explanation as to what changes occurred, and what triggered these changes so that "things" (with or without the ability to perceive) were created! These are the kind of holes that first need to be filled in before anybody can venture forth and embrace this kind of metaphysics!
I will say this: I can accept a state when there was no earth, no mountains, no rivers, no trees, no air...nothing! This i call a state of non-being, and only god existed! Thence god created things, and fashioned them, and gave them different abilities; and that, to me, makes more sense than only "existence" existing, where nobody knows what the state of existence was, nor what it means!
Is "existence" something like life force (vital energy)? if yes, then all things are living! if no, then how/why did life get injected into "existence"?
Any case, sincere apologies for sounding/being rude!