One clear thing to me about humans is that we exaggerate the implications of the fact we think about things. I’d argue that most reasonable models of human intellect and consciousness should assume that 1) consciousness has evolved over a long period from non-conscious thought in non-human organisms. 2) other animals are conscious and at least some other animal types are self-aware. 3) It is likely that conscious thinking has a fully mechanistic explanations.
I’m wondering about the following fairly simple model of consciousness:
1) Brain as large computing mechanism
2) Brain has many regions, each with great computational power
3) Through learning, esp. language learning and language practice, the brain begins to carry on “conversations” between the regions.
4) As the conversational feedback explodes, we call it “conscious thought”.
….. and then maybe I’m just talking to myself way too much…
No, I’m not in Las Cruces NM right now, but I’m blogging about Las Cruces NM as part of the online NMOHWY experiment in white hat SEO for our travel related websites.
As part of that experiment, which I’ll explain later, I want to tell you more about Las Cruces and provide some links for better information than I can provide here but will eventually have at our New Mexico Travel website which is under major rennovation.
The area now occupied by the city of Las Cruces was part of Mexico until Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which included a conversion of the Mexican city of Doña Ana to the US city now called “Las Cruces”. The origin of the name is not clear but may refer to crosses in the area placed by Spanish priests.
Las Cruces has a population of about 78,000. Most air travel to and from the region is from the El Paso International Airport about an hour south of Las Cruces in Texas. Las Cruces is in the far south part of New Mexico.
And in what is almost certainly not a coincidence I have a strong personal connection to Las Cruces even though I’ve never been there. My aunt, uncle, and cousin lived there on a ranch for many years.
The city of Las Cruces website is here
The Visitor Tourism website for Las Cruces is here
Some day the world’s best web page for Las Cruces New Mexico searches will be at the website here.