The Conscious Argument

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Summary

1. If human consciousness does not have a transcendent purpose, then human consciousness came about by natural processes.
2. If human consciousness came about by natural processes, then human consciousness has a natural function.
3. Human consciousness does not have a natural function.
4. Therefore, human consciousness did not come about by natural processes.
5. Therefore, human consciousness has a transcendent purpose.
6. If there is a transcendent purpose, then there is a transcendent being.
7. Therefore, there is a transcendent being.

Discussion

1. If human consciousness does not have a transcendent purpose, then human consciousness came about by natural processes.

2. If human consciousness came about by natural processes, then human consciousness has a natural function.

3. Human consciousness does not have a natural function.

4. Therefore, human consciousness did not come about by natural processes.

This follows from 2 and 3.

5. Therefore, human consciousness has a transcendent purpose.

This follows from 1 and 4.

6. If there is a transcendent purpose, then there is a transcendent being.

7. Therefore, there is a transcendent being.

This follows from 5 and 6.

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