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Duane Elgin
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Ursula,

 

You write that, “Consciousness, however defined, is still a mystery. But, of course, all of these brain-based processes occur only in animals and aren’t general properties of life.” If consciousness is “still a mystery,” I am puzzled how, in the very next sentence, you can say with certainty that, “. . .of course, all these  brain-based processes occur only in animals and aren’t general properties of life.” Consciousness is indeed a mystery and clear evidence of a knowing capacity is found not only in animals but also in plants and organisms without a biological brain.