I came across a section in MBT that re-triggered my interest in a fundamental question which I have been pondering for quite a while now:
If inanimate matter - such as a rock, dust etc. reverts to the next available lower
state of energy: How does it become 'living matter' - in other words: in MBT how does the beginning of life in PMR happen? As it is a VR I would assume
that it ought to be programmed
- at least on a fundamental level. I can not see how life spontaneously 'evolves' out of matter - since it violates basic principles of the PMR rule set - such as the second law of thermodynamics.
I have - since a teenager [far away from having being influenced by either creationists or intelligent design proponents] had great trouble accepting this fundamentally illogical assumption at the base of the theory of biological evolution or at least an actually necessary subset of it: abiogenesis. I can accept - that once there are
living entities these entities evolve and might even generate other branches of entities - but first there either has to be a transition from inanimate
matter to living
entities or a fundamental program within a VR that creates these beings - either right from the beginning of the VR or at a given time within it. The first is not logical. The latter far more appealing to a logically working mind. At least mine. ;) And since the base of living entities in any way is consciousness
I would wonder how consciousness would 'want' to 'evoke' itself into inanimate matter miraculously creating 'first cells' and what have you - rather than 'inhabiting', tuning into or using whatever life-forms are available at a given time to make experiences in order to evolve.
Maybe someone is willing to elaborate upon this. That at least would be very helpful for me in terms of gaining a more workable perspective of MBT. [Or maybe elaborating on this is unnecessary since TC might write about that in later sections of MBT...]
Thank you very much!