The comprehension of consciousness can be considered complete, if we can correlate the subjective and objective experiences of consciousness. Quantum consciousness supports the objective experience of consciousness while the subjective experience of consciousness or qualia is purely metaphysical and is one of the aspects created by the creator. The creator created the entire universe for a purpose and filled it with subjective experiences which differ from individual to individual, for which the creator created definitive structures to support the mechanism of action; objectivity of consciousness. The creator is the hypothetical link between objective and subjective experience of consciousness; the metaphysical; the metaphilosophical form, a source bearing the understanding of all creation.
Key WordsConsciousness, Objective, Subjective, Creator, Supernatural
The understanding of consciousness can be considered complete, if we can correlate and find the missing link between the subjective and objective experiences of consciousness. Objective consciousness is a reductive form of consciousness, also known as the “easy” problem of consciousness, while subjective consciousness is better known as qualia or the “hard” problem of consciousness. Objective consciousness can be understood from a mechanistic point of view, which sometimes maybe problematic due to several factors that influence it. On the other hand, subjective consciousness is supernatural, mysterious, mystical and totally phenomenal, as there are no factors that can better explain the experience of subjective consciousness. This paper is a hypothesis which claims to bring in a substantial parallel between the objective and subjective forms of consciousness; to find the missing link that bridges these two forms of consciousness.
Objective Experience of Consciousness
The mechanisms associated with the objective experience of consciousness can be fully understood by the quantum based ORCH-OR theory proposed by Penrose and Hameroff, wherein they suggest the existence and creation of a conscious moment through a computational event within the cytoskeleton network (Hameroff and Penrose 2014). Quantum tunnelling is a concept derived from quantum computing wherein photons travel through specialized cell organelles and elicits signalling by means of movement and interaction of photons within the cell (Hameroff 1998a). The factors that support this mechanism are tubulin subunits, tryptophan, CamkII, etc, based on which, a reductive approach for consciousness can be put forward. The information of consciousness gained by the movement of energy within these tubules, resides in patterns of matter and energy, which have been built up in the neural cells and with plasticity. Evolutionary comparison of the cytoskeleton and its structures hypothesise that consciousness may have existed from the very beginning and has been propagating by means of the cytoskeletal network of the cell by means of quantum computing (Pereira 2015a). The third person data from the objective view point, can be easily gathered and analyzed in such a hypothesis which have all of its parameters fixed and unaltered.
The colour red is perceived by oneself through the computed consciousness within the cytoskeletal network of the neural cells that creates a conscious moment with the colour red which terminates with the collapse of the wave function, within the domains of space time geometry. Within the microtubules, there is an activation of the tubulin protein that leads to protein conformational changes and a conscious moment is created. Penrose and Hameroff claim that constant formation and reformation of tubulin states in the cytoskeleton are governed by quantum mechanical effects within each tubulin interior and these effects function as "quantum bits" that interact non-locally with other tubulins and with quantum holograms. When enough tubulins are entangled long enough to reach a certain threshold, a "conscious event" occurs (Hameroff 1998a, 1998b). This moment generates a sense of sight within the cones and rods of the retina confirming the colour red and triggers a firing within the neural connections within the brain resulting in retrieval of the stored memory in the brain; we see the colour red. The objective experience of the colour is therefore confirmed to be red, which convinces the mind and the senses. This confirms the computation of an objective experience of consciousness and provides us with third person data which still remains incomplete without the first person data or subjective experience of the colour red.
Metaphilosophical Linking of the Objective and Subjective Experiences of Consciousness
Subjective experience of consciousness or qualia is an experience with no description and therefore is known as the hard problem of consciousness. Access and phenomenal consciousness are forms of consciousness that were first proposed by Ned Block, wherein he proposed that phenomenal consciousness is an experience of consciousness, feelings, emotions or qualia (Block 2007) which according to David Chalmers is the “hard problem of consciousness” with A-form or access consciousness related to introspection that generates awareness (Chalmers 1995, 1996). No factors or pathways can be defined for this experience and therefore it is purely phenomenal and mystical. A true experience of consciousness cannot be explained without this subjective experience and therefore is considered as the first person data for consciousness. But is the hard problem truly hard? Why should we always have a reductive approach for things, can it not be metaphysical? The only way that one can understand the subjective experience of consciousness is through a metaphysical approach, an approach beyond science and philosophy; an approach where we are linked to our creator; the creator for all that persists. With such an approach we can bridge the gap between objective and subjective experiences of consciousness, a bridge that would link the cytoskeleton to the creator; qualia to the brain; mind to the body; an objective reductive scientific experience to a subjective creator-based experience.
The creator connects to all by means of consciousness; phenomenal or subjective consciousness gives us the experience; the feelings, emotions or qualia, while access consciousness helps us perceive the information that is perceived (Pereira 2015b). The lack of defining the colour red is a subjective experience of consciousness as we cannot experience the colour red but can understand it through our memory and learning. From a metaphysical view, the colour red though perceived from an objective sense of consciousness by the brain is colour red created by the creator. The phenomenon of experiencing the colour red is a subjective experience that the creator has created for the observer; a link that instils the subjectivity of an object; the colour red. Here we must be aware that it us, who have created the colour red, described within the spectrum of colours, differentiated for the benefit of our imagination; may be different to other beings. The subjective experience of the colour red is therefore purely mystical and is based on a primitive experience that we may never be able to understand for it is engraved in the creation of the creator. The creator created the entire universe for a purpose and filled it with subjective experiences which differs from individual to individual; from being to being and therefore cannot be definitive or explained in common.
Meta Analysis of the Two Forms of Consciousness
The objective experience can be hypothesised from a mechanistic approach; quantum computing within the cytoskeleton and the neural connections that is involved in the perception of the colour red. This process also triggers a subjective experience, of the colour red, which cannot be denied and remains unexplainable. If this subjective experience is perceived from a metaphysical standpoint it gives us a better correlation or rather a temporary satisfaction in understanding the hard problem of consciousness. The experience of the colour red is a conscious experience that was instilled into the first germ that bore life created by the creator. These forms of experiences created by the creator, was created for the purpose of understanding and perceiving the creation of the creator and which demonstrates first person data experiences. This hypothetical correlation is a strong bond between science and religion and therefore is an affirmation of our belief in the creator and the works of the creator. Physics can help explain the process behind what exists today in the universe but cannot solve the riddle of its origins; similar to biology, we know that beings exist and evolve, but how did it all originate still remains a mystery (Pereira 2015c).
Subjective consciousness does not depend completely on objective consciousness because of the phenomenal metaphysical experience or qualia associated with it. The colour red is red and there is no other explanation for it; this colour is part of the spectrum of colours created by the creator with no specific understanding that we can assume or predict. Our subjective experience of consciousness makes us aware of the colour red while the flow of consciousness as an objective experience of the colour red gets perceived by the brain. A link between the two forms of consciousness is therefore the creator, for the creator created beings in order to experience what the creator created through consciousness. Without the experience of objective or subjective consciousness, life would be blank or would not persist. This hypothesis supports all kinds of subjective experiences that we experience in our day to day lives; the objective experience for which can be easily hypothesised and proven with processes. The subjective form of consciousness would always remain a mystery; similar to the mystery of our origin; our creation.
The creator, bought life into matter; the architecture of the being and its biological structures need to be complete and only when all the structures, pathways and its contents are appropriately shaped and perfected, it acknowledges the flow of consciousness. Quantum consciousness supports the objective experience of consciousness while the subjective experience of consciousness or qualia is purely metaphysical and is one of the aspects created by the creator. The creator created the entire universe for a purpose and filled it with subjective experiences to understand the meaning of life, which differs from individual to individual and therefore, cannot be definitive. The hypothetical link between objective and subjective experience is therefore the creator, a metaphysical; a metaphilosophical form that is the only source which bears the understanding of the creation.
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Dr. Contzen PereiraIndependent Scholar, Mumbai, India Corresponding Author. Address: Nandadeep, 302, Tarun Bharat Soc, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 099, India. Tel: +919819642456, +912266750530 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com