Chapter 7


What is Consciousness, and
Why, How and When Did Humans’
Unique Conscious Mind Emerge?


Graphic representing consciousness as being all about humans’ thinking mind



Chapter 7:1 Summary

622Earlier in this book, four great outstanding questions were identified as having to be solved for peace to finally come to our species’ troubled existence. They were to explain the human condition itself (the psychosis-addressing-and-solving explanation for which was presented in chapter 3); to explain the meaning of our lives (which was done in chapter 4); to explain how humans acquired our extraordinary unconditionally selfless moral sense (the answer to which was presented in chapter 5); and, finally, to explain how humans became conscious when other animals haven’t, the answer to which will now be presented in this chapter.