Welcome to Tom's MBT discussion forums. Since you're not over in the beginner's thread I'll say you're starting off wrong with this:
one of Tom's central premisses is: the rules of a subset/subsystem don't apply to a larger system (or even to a different subsystem).
Since in a fractal Reality that is wrong, and Tom didn't say it that I know of. Tom's two assuptions are that Consciousness exists, adn that Evolution happens. The rule-sets are DIFFERENT in sub-set such as this Physical Matter Reality here and the larger set of NonPhysical Matter Reality where the rules of physics are LOOSER, you can fly in your dreams, right?
Since your first premise in incorrect, let's start over. Hi.