[quote author=“mckenzievmd”]I have no idea what you mean by this. How does the aggregate of all human beings (which is all that is meant by “humanity,” at least for me) “communicate its awareness of being?”
Humanity can comprehend that it exists in a developing environment “and” communicate this awareness in multiple ways: DNA, human generated radio wave and microwave to name a few. Humanity can interrupt forms of communication and translate it into general terms. No other known living entity can do this. By doing so humanity can express its awareness of being in a multitude of forms thus allowing it to generate a diverse fashion of communication that will allow it to have a more than normal advantage when intercepting other like kinds communiqu╗.
[quote author=“mckenzievmd”]As I said before, I think the idea that we exist as a manifestation of the Universe’s attempt to “know itself” is a religious idea, and I see no evidence for it. If we manage to understand some things about the universe, good for us. But it is not a conscious entity who cares (as far as I can tell), and this is not a purpose which justifies our existence. Why do you think we need a purpose to exist? And why just us? It seems that the true self-indulgence is thinking that human beings constitute some superentity like “Humanity” which exists as the expression of all the Universe’s drive for self-awareness. It is more likely, in my view, that we exist for all the same reasons squirrels and rocks and supernovas exist, and we’re lucky that we have the capacity to enjoy and reflect on our existence, but we that doesn’t make us all that important to anything but ourselves.
There are many forms of living entities that exist however, there is only one that can communicate its awareness of being, as I have addressed previously. Humanity is not like any other creature and if it was not for humanity the whole of the universe would be unknown to exist. How hard is it to agree with this statement? It is not religion… it is fact. Humanity exists and the universe is known and without humanity the universe would be unknown. To assume the presence of other like beings may be as ridicules as believing in an omnipresent being. This is why I believe it is important to understand the uniqueness of humanity and appreciate its fundamental ability, which is its enduring awareness of being. Don’t you?