We, P B J (P@ul Br!dget Jo$h), are sitting on the couch at 2am discussing some of the doozies. The questions of our nature and the nature of things.
We were discussing sex, evolution and beauty when I stated that beauty is a functioning product of evolution, nothing more or less. Everything beautiful in nature is beautifully efficient. A flower is beautiful because its beauty is an advantage to its survival. The very concept of beauty is a marker for what is supremely evolved and appealing to our highly evolved nature.
Walking back to our loft after a scramble and a cup of coffee with Paul this morning I was thinking of the conversation, more specifically Efficiency.
Less efficient systems give way to more efficient systems. It seems that as things advance the efficiency & complexity increases.
Human freewill is the most advanced, perplexing and inefficient factor on the planet. Individual freewill is our greatest blessing and curse. We are piss poor at incorporating it into a holistic system.
This is what is troubling me.
How is it that we, the most advanced biological [non-biological?] system operates under the least efficient system imaginable, freewill.
What is the advantage of freewill? A hive mind, or no mind at all would be much more efficient and less destructive to the planetary system.
Paul sits on the couch. I explain my discomfort with these ponderings.
“Is consciousness a mutation? An evolutionary mistake?”
“Of course it is a mistake!”